New York Polyphony: Tallis Lamentations
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New York Polyphony: Tallis Lamentations

While Thomas Tallis’s name may not be uttered as quickly as Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach when naming the...

Early Music

New York Polyphony: Tallis Lamentations

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8pm

Church of St. Mary the Virgin

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Thomas Tallis’s setting of the Lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah is undeniably one of the most revered works of the Renaissance canon. While 16th century Roman Catholics like Tallis primarily associated this text, which describes the aftermath of the destruction of Jerusalem, with Holy Thursday, Tallis’s beautiful arrangement of the verses transcends liturgical use. Performed by the superb singers of New York Polyphony, this story of finding faith in times of despair proves as relevant today as it has throughout millennia.


  • Tallis Lamentations I and II 
  • Tallis Audivi vocem de caelo
  • Tallis If ye love me
  • Tallis O sacrum convivium
  • Tallis Suscipe quaeso
  • Tallis Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter I-III
  • William Byrd Da mihi auxilium
  • Andrew Smith To Mock Your Reign

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