Performers: Ruth Holton, Deborah Roberts, Barbara Borden, Sally Dunkley (sopranos); Caroline Trevor, Ashley Stafford, Robert Jones, Timothy Wilson (altos); Andrew Grant, Charles Daniels, Nicholas Robertson, Rufus Müller (tenors); Jeremy White, Francis Steele, Stephen Jackson, Donald Greig (basses)
Playing time: 49'
Release date: 1989
- Gimell CDGIM 211 [CD] The Tallis Scholars Sing Flemish Masters
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 15/5- (May / June 1991)
The Missa Osculetur me is for double choir, and one of Lassus' three late masses in this style. It shows some forward-thinking applications of what are apparently Italian ideas on double choir writing. The motets Osculetur me & Salve regina use a similar arrangement, while Alma redemptoris Mater is midway between double choir writing and more traditional Franco-Flemish through-composed polyphony. While the other motets are in more traditional idioms, Timor et tremor shows extreme chromatic traits heralding Gesualdo.
Some other significant all-vocal recordings:
And some other interesting releases including instrumental support, as was often the fashion at the time:
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