Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Musical interlude of the day Take two

IdleSpeculations has a post on Thomas Tallis, the Catholic composer who wrote this motet for Elizabeth I:

the Youtube note says: This was composed for eight choirs allegedly for Queen Elizabeth the First's birthday. Its not performed often.
heh. wonder why...

 yes, I know: this long intricate type of music is no longer popular, but you probably know Tallis from Vaughan Williams composition: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, one of the most beautiful musical compositions of all times (and which has been used in various films e.g Captain and Commander as background music)...

Turn up speakers and enjoy!

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