The Tallis Scholars - Missa Et Ecce Terrae Motus (Brummel)

Thursday 1st October 1992
The Tallis Scholars - Missa Et Ecce Terrae Motus (Brummel)

STYLE: Classical
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Gimell

Reviewed by Dave Massey

This is a large scale, early mass for twelve voices which translates as 'The Earthquake Mass'. The near­est comparable mass to this one is Tallis' 'Spem In Alium' written much later, so this was an ambitious work in its day and it comes as no surprise that the Tallis Scholars do it such justice. It is a wide, expan­sive work with a grandeur to match the scoring. Also on this disc are the "Lamentations" and the "Magnificat Secundi Toni" also by Brummel which shows the com­poser as a sensitive and moving musician if somewhat eccentric at times in the range he allocates to some of the voice parts

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