iPlayer Radio What's New?
Listen
Playing: Kyrie, Gloria & sanctus from Missa Scala aretina; De lamentatione Ieremiae Prophetae & Motets by Francisco Valls
Image for Renaissance Polyphony

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Renaissance Polyphony

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 03 October 2009

Lucie Skeaping is joined by Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars to explore some of the defining qualities and the ethos of Renaissance polyphony. She asks what has prompted their enthusiasm for it and learns how working with this music has encouraged the group to find a distinctive sound and performing methodology. Including excerpts from some of the Tallis Scholars many recordings.

Peter Phillips and his group have specialised in the performance of Renaissance polyphony since 1973. They have built a reputation for bringing some of the greatest European church music of the 16th and 17th centuries onto the concert platform.

Playlist:

Tallis: O Sacrum Convivium
Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (conductor)
GIMELL CDGIM 998
Track: 6

Taverner: Western Wind Mass - Sanctus and Benedictus
Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (conductor)
GIMELL CDGIM 027
Track: 3

Palestrina: Surge, illuminare
Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (conductor)
GIMELL CDGIM 994
Track: 2

Tallis: Lamentations 1
Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (conductor)
GIMELL CDGIM 996
Track: 2

Allegri: Miserere
Roy Goodman (treble)
Choir of Kings College, Cambridge
David Willcocks (conductor)
DECCA 466 373-2
Track: 1

Tallis: Salvator mundi
Clerkes of Oxenford
David Wulstan (conductor)
CALLIOPE CAL9623
Track: 7

Palestrina: Gloria (Missa Papae Marcelli)
Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (conductor)
GIMELL CDGIM 041
Track: 4

William Mundy: Adolescentulus sum ergo
Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (conductor)
GIMELL CDGIM 998
Track: 7

Victoria: Sanctus and Benedictus (Requiem)
Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (conductor)
GIMELL CDGIM 012
Track: 6

Elizabeth Edwards: Arise (excerpt)
Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (conductor)
(BBC recording from York Early Music Festival 2009).

Music Played

10 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

Broadcasts

Free download

  1. Image for Early Music Show

    Early Music Show

    An edited podcastable version of BBC Radio 3’s weekly exploration of the early music world…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.