Tallis: Lamentations Of Jeremiah
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Deller Consort, Alfred Deller
Thomas Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah I & II Jam Lucis orto sidere, Salvator mundi, Domine, Deus tuorum militum, Iste confessor Domini sacratus, Sermone blando angelus, Jam Christus astra ascenderat, Ex more docti mistico, Te lucis ante terminum
Thomas Tallis, the most eminent of the 'three great Ts' of Renaissance English music, traversed almoste the entire 16th centruy; that tormented period in the history of sacred music. As a Gentleman of the Chapel royal from 1542 to his death in 1585, he produced many compositions in Latin, under both Protestant and Catholic monarchs. His setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah has become estrablished as one of the summits of the genre - and the interpretation of it by the Deller Consort more than 40 years ago is still unforgetable.