40 Years of Renaissance Polyphony
Matthew Murphy

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40 Years of Renaissance Polyphony

The Tallis Scholars

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8pm

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          For 40 years The Tallis Scholars have served as early music’s most visible advocates of Renaissance choral repertoire. This celebratory program of spiritual works spans four centuries, featuring some of the group’s favorite pieces from the past four decades of performing—including music by Renaissance masters Tallis and Josquin as well as lesser-known pieces by John Sheppard and Cipriano de Rore. The repertoire will also include the world premiere of a new piece by composer Michael Nyman, commissioned by Miller Theatre in honor of this milestone anniversary.


  • Josquin Desprez Praeter rerum seriem
  • Cipriano de Rore Missa Praeter rerum seriem
  • Michael Nyman New Work (2013) world premiere, Miller Theatre commission
  • John Sheppard Jesu salvator seculi
  • John Sheppard Our father
  • Thomas Tallis If ye love me
  • Thomas Tallis Hear the voice and prayer
  • Thomas Tallis Salve intemerata

Additional Information

The commissioning of Michael Nyman’s new work is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Mary Sharp Cronson.