Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tallis Scholars

Heard this wonderful group on Wednesday. Only thing that would have made it better is to be an old church by candlelight. I'm glad I didn't live in the Renaissance, but, oh, the music! Makes me want to sign up for the Tallis' Scholars summer camp in Seattle -- or maybe the one in England?

They sang the whole of Gesualdo's wonderful Tenebrae: dark, gnarly, full of lamentation. I've got to get the CD of this!

If you are intrigued, here's my review from Cleveland Classical

Here's one clip I found on YouTube.

Listen to the strange patter of rain on the roof at 0:32 "viri justi tolluntur" (the just people are taken away; and no one notices). And the modulation at 1:04..."et erit in pace": the memory of the just will be in peace.

1 comment:

Tammela said...

Wish I could've seen this concert.