Playing time: 79' 00"
Jordi Savall, Eunice Brandao, Sergi Casademunt, Lorenz Duftschmid, Paolo Pandolfo, Laurence Bonnal
Recording site and date:
Colegiata del Castillo de Cardona (Cataluña) [05, 07/1988];
Rel.: 1989 (E), 2002 (ES)
Astrée (Naïve) ES 9986 [CDx5] Jordi Savall: Pieces for the viols - Purcell, Dowland, Hume, Locke, Tye.
Diapason (#-p.): 348-172 (april 1989) - Diapason d'Or
Early Music America (Vol./#-p.):
Information from CD.
Christopher Tye (c.1505-1572) obtained various posts in the liturgical area, including organist to the Queen. He was known for his caustic wit, and at some point apparently gave up public appearances altogether. The consort works apparently date from after he left sacred composition.
This recording consists of Tye's complete consort music, 31 items. They are almost entirely in 5-parts, but there is one setting each in 3- (the highly engaging fantasy, "Sit Fast"), 4-, and 6-parts. 21 items are In Nomines; essentially a cantus firmus fantasia on a specific theme (the "Gloria tibi Trinitas" antiphon, made famous in Taverner's setting); 5 are instrumental motets; and 4 are cantus firmus fantasias on Dum Transisset.
More recent consort programs devoted to Tye:
Another recording by the present ensemble, dedicated to other music from this era:
Finally, a recording featuring Tye's sacred vocal music:
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