Masterpieces for Double Choir
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Masterpieces for Double Choir

This cyclical journey takes us through the whole gamut of musical emotion, moving from the sumptuous,...

Masterpieces for Double Choir

The Tallis Scholars

Saturday, December 1, 2012, 8pm

Church of St. Mary the Virgin

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  Miller darlings The Tallis Scholars return with a program framed by two brilliant double choir settings of the Magnificat—one Spanish, the other German. A highlight of the program is Lassus’ unforgettable setting of Osculetur me, an evocative and at-times erotic text taken from the Song of Songs. Additional works by Tallis, Praetorius, and Pärt take the listener from the chromatic harmony and disjointed rhythms of the late Renaissance to the excitement of the early Baroque era. The Church of St. Mary the Virgin is the ideal setting in which to showcase the ensemble theNew York Times calls “the rock stars of Renaissance vocal music.”


  • Vivanco Magnificat Octavi Toni
  • Lassus Osculetur me
  • Lassus Missa Osculetur me
  • Pärt Triodion
  • Pärt The woman with the alabaster box
  • H. Praetorius Magnificat V
  • H. Praetorius Joseph lieber
  • H. Praetorius In dulci jubilo