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Films: Tenebrae Unlocked

Musica Dei donum

Musica Dei donum

Tenebrae performs a poignant sequence of Renaissance choral works, opening with Tallis’ If ye love me. Performed regularly by choirs of all shapes and sizes, this simple motet is perhaps one of the most well-loved in the repertoire, but until now hasn’t featured in Tenebrae’s recording output: we hope you will enjoy our interpretation of this miniature masterpiece. The programme also includes Byrd’s iconic Ne irascaris Domine, the text of which is achingly apt for the present time. While Byrd was lamenting the fate of Catholics in a newly Protestant England, today we find our cities deserted and forlorn as we struggle to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control. The programme concludes with Taedet anima mea, the opening movement of Victoria’s Requiem Mass, 1605, also featured on Tenebrae’s award-winning recording of the same name.

  • Release Date: 20 November 2020, 19:00 GMT
  • Total Running Time: 27 minutes 34 seconds
  • Location of Filming: St Augustine's Kilburn, London, United Kingdom
  • Artists: Tenebrae, Nigel Short (conductor)

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