Byrd / Tallis: … in chains of gold …

The Gramophone Award-winning Dunedin Consort, praised by critics for its ‘clear-textured beauty and a thrilling intensity’, surveys the Roman Catholic music of William Byrd and Thomas Tallis on this recording, in which Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices is presented as a full service. The intimacy of one-voice-to-a-part performance in Tallis’s Salvator Mundi and restful evening motet O nata lux creates an atmosphere of quiet devotion not soon to be forgotten, while organ interludes from John Kitchen add to the atmosphere of the glowing church acoustic.</p>

"The singers luxuriate in the glowing acoustics of Midlothian’s Crichton Collegiate Church, lending warmth to immaculate performances of Tallis’s restful evening motet, O nata lux, Byrd’s intricate five-part mass and much more, including breathy interludes from organist John Kitchen."

  - The Scotsman 


Recording venue(s): Crichton Collegiate Church, Midlothian
Recording dates: 19-23 January 2003
Physical format: Jewel case
Number of discs: 1
Number of tracks: 20
Total playing time: 0:52:28
Album ID: DCD34008