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Director, Peter Phillips, founded The Tallis Scholars in 1973. Through recordings and concert performances, the ensemble has established itself as the leading exponent of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Peter Phillips has worked with the group to create, through good tuning and blend, the purity and clarity of sound that he feels best serves the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard. It is the resulting beauty of sound for which The Tallis Scholars has become so widely renowned.

Posted: Jun-21-2014
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Tallis Scholars will premiere two winning works composed by recipients of the National Centre of Early Music's 2017 Young Composers Award. 

The two works will be premiered at a public concert at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on September 16, 2017. The performance will be recorded for broadcast on Radio 3’s Early Music Show.

Posted: Nov-22-2016
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Can great music be inspired by the throw of dice? The possibility clearly excited Josquin, who prefaced the tenor part in several of the movements of his Missa Di dadi with a pair of dice, each pair giving a different total score. 

Both these Masses based on secular melodies seem to show Josquin as a young man exploring what he could do with the form. He would experiment further, and equally randomly, in other settings of the Mass. But here are two major variations on the timeless theme of how to set the Mass text, one with a particularly engaging history, and both yielding some superlative a cappella writing.

Posted: Oct-28-2016
Latest Acclaim

"The group released the sixth volume of the set a few weeks ago on Gimell Records, its private label, and it continues to be authoritative.... Both pieces receive detailed, balanced performances on this disc, with intonation and blend, within each section and across the choir, up to the Tallis Scholars’ incomparable standards."

— Washington Post
Posted: Jan-19-2017
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Posted: Jul-28-2015