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Composer: Taverner, John (1490-1545)

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Year of birth1490
Year of death1545
NationalityUnknown
PeriodEarly
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LondonI Was Glad

Parry, Taverner, Tavener, Britten, Walton, Tallis, Byrd, Elgar, Vaughan Williams
Matthew Best; The Academy Choir Wimbledon; Academy Brass; Douglas Tang

LondonThe Tallis Scholars - From the Eton Choirbook to Tallis and Sheppard

Taverner, Cornysh II, Browne, Tallis, Sheppard
Peter Phillips; Tallis Scholars
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Serious Christmas fare at Cadogan Hall

The choir tackle an ambitious, if overly long programme of Advent-themed works with mixed results.
***11
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Tallis Scholars in NYC

The Tallis Scholars  ©  Eric Richmond
Part of the White Light Festival at Lincoln Center, The Tallis Scholars gave a selection of music that ranged from John Taverner to Nico Muhly.
****1
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Stile Antico perform The Phoenix Rising to perfection in Cleveland

Stile Antico  ©  Marco Borggreve
The British vocal ensemble Stile Antico made an appearance in Cleveland on Friday evening, 11 October, at the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, as part of their current American tour to perform a brilliant live rendition of their most recent album The Phoenix Rising.
*****
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Prom 43: The Tallis Scholars sing Taverner and Gesualdo

The Tallis Scholars  ©  Eric Richmond
“This is surely music at its most extreme, from any period,” wrote Peter Phillips, in a note explaining his “chalk and cheese” programme for The Tallis Scholars at the Proms on Wednesday night.
***11
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The Tudor dynasty: Alamire perform at Cadogan Hall

Alamire with David Skinner  ©  William Unwin
Some of England’s greatest choral music dates from the period of political and religious upheaval during the late 15th to early 17th centuries, when composers were having to adapt to new monarchs and changes to the church service almost as frequently as they would have changed their shirts.
*****
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