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Conductor Simon Halsey and writer Michael Morpurgo discuss the impact of Thomas Tallis's Elizabethan choral work. From 2008.

Thomas Tallis's work is one of the most elaborate and spectacular pieces of choral music ever written.

Scored for 40 voices, the piece is best sung and heard in the round in order to appreciate an extraordinary sonic experience.

Choral conductor Simon Halsey and Michael Morpurgo discuss the music's spine-tingling effect on both performers and listeners.

Featuring:

Graeme Fife
John Davies
Clive Stafford-Smith

Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact.

Producers: Rosie Boulton & Melvin Rickarby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2008.

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30 minutes

Last on

Wed 25 Nov 2020 00:30

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Role Contributor
Composer Thomas Tallis

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  • Tue 29 Jan 2008 13:30
  • Sat 2 Feb 2008 15:30
  • Fri 8 Apr 2016 18:30
  • Sat 9 Apr 2016 00:30
  • Tue 24 Nov 2020 18:30
  • Wed 25 Nov 2020 00:30

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