"I would like to die peacefully with Thomas Tallis
on my iPod before the disease takes me over and I hope that will not be for quite some time to come, because if I knew that I could die at any time I wanted, then suddenly every day would be as precious as a million pounds," he said in 2010.
As if in evidence of this, Thomas Tallis
wrote only eight settings of Parker's metaphrases.
The seed that eventually grew into this magnificent nine-volume boxed set was planted in 1995, when the newly-formed Chapelle du Roi presented the complete works of Thomas Tallis
in a series of six concerts.
On any given Sunday in Canada, she said, one can listen in an Anglican church to "music the way it was supposed to be played," she said, naming Mass by William Byrd, motets by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Thomas Tallis
. "And they're not in a concert hall, they're in the context of a liturgy."
Near its conclusion, My Brother's Gardens blooms into an extended series of some 135 cross-dissolving drawings, with a sound track of calculatedly emotive strains from Thomas Tallis
's sixteenth-century chorale Spem in Alium.
Julio Barnes, Moses Barnett, Charlie Kingshott and captain Tom Nicholas provided the goals which saw off the challenge of Thomas Tallis
School in the final.
Richard Harvey's score, rifting on Thomas Tallis
and Elgar, keeps things moving, while direction by John Henderson ("Loch Ness") is routine.
As for the composers of that afternoon's music, their birth years were bracketed by 1505 (Thomas Tallis
, That Virgin's Child) and 1950 (John Hunter, Psalm 150).
Those who have been introduced to Vaughan Williams through his symphonies or works for strings (e.g., Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
) will recognize the composer's style in these chamber works, which are delightful.
There's a comradely feel to the calm, strong thrust of this equal-opportunity work, set to Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Two further sons of Gloucestershire featured, beginning with Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
, famously premiered at the Three Choirs here in 1910.
The program will include "Glory to thee, my God, this night," "If ye love me" by (Thomas Tallis
), "Gloria" by Nystedt, "Dit-or" and "O Magnum Mysterium" by Morten Lauridsen," "Thou Knowest Lord" by Henry Purcell, "Lamentations of Jeremiah" by Randall Stroope, "When I Fall in Love" by Kirby Shaw, "Halleluja" by Cohen, "Cantate Domino" by Jay Althouse, "Verleih uns" by Frieden Mendelssohn and "Irish Blessing."