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Tallis Scholars - Part, Praetorius, Hassler, Schutz

The Tallis Scholars perform choral music for Advent and Christmas at the Temple Church in London. Including works by Lassus, Hassler, Schutz, Part and Praetorius.

Temple Winter Festival

Live from the Temple Church, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

For the second concert in this week of music-making from London's Temple Church, the award-winning Tallis Scholars present a programme of choral music for the season of Advent and Christmas.

Orlandus Lassus: Omnes de Saba

Hans-Leo Hassler: Missa Octava

Heinrich Schütz: Deutsches Magnificat

8.15 Interval: the Reverend Robin Griffith-Jones, Master of The Temple, uncovers more of the history of this extraordinary church, in conversation with Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
2: Magna Carta, London's Temple and the Road to the Rule of Law

8.35
Arvo Pärt: Magnificat Antiphons

Arvo Pärt: Magnificat

Hieronymous Praetorius: Magnificat V

Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (director)

Lying at the heart of this typically creative Tallis Scholars programme is the Magnificat - the words uttered by the Virgin Mary upon being told by the Angel Gabriel that she is to bear the Son of God. Magnificat settings by the contemporary composer Arvo Pärt, whose serene and contemplative music has brought him many admirers, are paired with 17th-century German settings by the early baroque masters Heinrich Schütz and Hieronymous Praetorius - whose festive Christmas Magnificat incorporates the traditional German carols 'Joseph Lieber' and 'In dulci jubilo'.
Completing the programme, a lavish double-choir mass setting by Hassler, and a striking motet telling of the coming of the Three Kings by Orlandus Lassus.

The Temple Winter Festival series of concerts is promoted by BBC Radio 3 in association with the Temple Church and Hazard Chase Ltd.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Tallis Scholars part 1

    • Orlande de Lassus

      Omnes de Saba venient for 8 voices [1604]

      Performer: Tallis Scholars.
    • Hans Leo Hassler

      Missa Octava (a 8)

      Performer: Tallis Scholars.
    • Heinrich Schütz

      Deutsches Magnificat (Meine Seele erhebt den Herren) SWV.494 for 2 choirs and continuo

      Performer: Tallis Scholars.
  • Tallis Scholars part 2

    • Arvo Pärt

      7 Advent (Magnificat) antiphons for chorus

      Performer: Tallis Scholars.
    • Arvo Pärt

      Magnificat for chorus

      Performer: Tallis Scholars.
    • Hieronymus Praetorius

      Magnificat on the 5th tone with 2 carols: Joseph lieber & In dulci jubilo

      Performer: Tallis Scholars.
    • John Tavener

      The Lord's Prayer for chorus

      Performer: Tallis Scholars.
  • Post-concert music

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      6 Bagatelles Op.126 for piano (selection)

      Performer: Sir András Schiff.
      • ECM.
      • 4810446.
    • Johannes Brahms

      No.1 from 3 Hungarian dances, orch. composer

      Performer: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
      • Decca.
      • 4785344.
    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Sonata no. 32 in C minor Op.111 for piano

      Performer: Sir András Schiff.
      • ECM.
      • 4810446.

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