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Proms 2011 Prom 28: The Tallis Scholars

Prom 28: The Tallis Scholars
22:00 Thu 4 Aug 2011 Royal Albert Hall
A moving and evocative Late Night experience as the Tallis Scholars return to celebrate an anniversary composer - Tomás Luis de Victoria.
A moving and evocative Late Night experience as the Tallis Scholars return to celebrate an anniversary composer - Tomás Luis de Victoria.

Programme

      • Dum complerentur(5 mins)
      • Lamentations for Good Friday(15 mins)
      • Officium defunctorum (Requiem)(42 mins)
      • Versa est in luctum cithara mea(5 mins)(encore)

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About this event

Who better to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Tomás Luis de Victoria than the Tallis Scholars, long established under conductor Peter Phillips as among the world's finest interpreters of Renaissance polyphony?

Celebrating a composer who featured in their very first Proms appearance in 1988, the focal point tonight is the magisterial Office for the Dead of which they made a much-praised recording some years ago.

The Spanish master's exceptional expressive charge is achieved with a directness of musical means which sets his work apart from that of contemporaries active in England and Italy.

Comparisons have been drawn with the equally intense religious paintings of Velázquez and El Greco. This promises to be a moving and evocative Late Night experience.

There will be no interval