The Tallis Scholars directed by Peter Phillips
Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611): Lamentations for Maundy Thursday / Lamentations for Good Friday / Lamentations for Holy Saturday
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (c.1590–1664): Lamentations for Maundy Thursday
"The rock stars of Renaissance vocal music" New York Times
Victoria’s nine Lamentations contain some of his most intense, mystical and moving music and rank alongside the Requiem as one of his greatest achievements. This is The Tallis Scholars’ 50th album for Gimell and marks the 30th Anniversary of the first Gimell recording sessions in March 1980.
“ Michelangelo, when asked how best to please a Spanish patron, replied ‘show much blood and nails’. These Lamentations capture this rawness with Victoria’s own unique expressivity. If you have been moved by the Victoria Requiem then these Lamentations are for you.” Peter Phillips