Peter Phillips directs The Tallis Scholars in sacred music by William Byrd, Queen Elizabeth I's favourite composer, filmed by candlelight in Tewkesbury Abbey with genuine surround sound.
Mass for 4 voices - Ave verum corpus - Diffusa est gratia - Magnificat (Great Service) - Ne irascaris - Nunc dimittis (Gradualia) - O Lord, make thy Servant, Elizabeth - Prevent Us, O Lord - tristitia et anxietas - Viigilate.
Charles Hazlewood explores the life and music of Williams Byrd, Catholic Composer for a Protestant Queen and the troubled times that produced some of the most intimate and passionate sacred music ever written. Includes excerpts from the musical performances.
The Tallis Scholars sing William Byrd in Merton College Chapel, Oxford. Mass for 5 voices - Mass for 3 voices - Tribue Domine. Audio Bonus.