Thomas Tallis: The Complete Works – Volume 6


Chapelle du Roi devote this latest volume to music which was composed by Tallis for use during the reformed services announced in The booke of the common prayer which came into effect on Whitsunday (9th June) 1549. Tallis’s music, together with the associated intonations and Collects (for Easter Day at Mattins and for Christmas Eve), is presented for this recording in the normal liturgical sequence for the day; Mattins, Holy Communion, and Evensong. The recording concludes with Tallis’ nine psalm-tune harmonisations which he contributed to Archbishop Matthew Parker’s Psalter, published in 1567.

Chapelle du Roi give an inspired and historically informed performance of the sacred renaissance repertoire for which they are celebrated.

Sung with plaintive simplicity, exquisite balance and clear diction, virtues that characterise the whole estimable disc – Classic FM Magazine

[The singers] cohere in a warm collective that is wonderful to listen to – International Record Review

Chapelle du Roi’s skill is manifest … the whole experience of listening to them was like hearing was like hearing a rather special evensong in a college chapel – Gramophone

The singing of the Chapelle is as beautifully flawless as ever … the crowning glory of the disc is the exquisite account of Tallis nine tunes of Archbishop Parker’s Psalter – EMF Scotland


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RELEASE DATE: 20/10/2003
BARCODE: 635212052223

1. Christ rising again from the dead

2. Preces (1st set)

3. Venite

4. Te Deum

5. Benedictus

6. Responses and collects for Easter Matins

7. Commandments

8. Credo

9. Offertory sentence

10. Sanctus

11. Gloria

12. Preces (2nd set)

13. Wherewithal shall a young man

14. O do well unto thy servant

15. My soul cleaveth to the dust

16. Magnificat

17. Nunc dimittis

18. Responses and collects for Christmas Eve evensong

19. O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit

20. Purge me, O Lord

21. Verily, verily I say unto you

22. Remember not, O Lord God

23. O Lord, in thee is all my trust

24. Out from the deep

25. Man blest no doubt

26. Let God arise in majesty

27. Why fum’th in fight

28. O come in one to praise the Lord

29. E’en like the hunted hind

30. Expend, O Lord, my plaint

31. Why brag’st in malice high

32. God grant with grace

33. Ordinal