THE TALLIS SCHOLARS: Music by Lassus, Part & Praetorius
The world-renowned Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips, return to Blessed Sacrament for another brilliant concert of Renaissance polyphony, this time also including music of our own time by Estonian composer Arvo Part as well as Renaissance settings of famous carols by Hieronymous Praetorius.
Seating for the TALLIS SCHOLARS is reserved by row and seat number. Non-reserved seating in the upstairs Gallery (accessible only by stairs) and side Transepts is also available.
Tickets will be available at the door beginning at approximately 6:30 PM. We have plenty of seats available for walk-ups. Please come!
Preferred reserved (first 8 rows) $50
General reserved $40
Senior reserved $35
Student reserved $25
North or South Transept non-reserved $35
Gallery non-reserved (accessible only by stairs) $25 ***Gallery tickets SOLD OUT
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Framed by two brilliant double choir settings of the Magnificat - one Spanish, the other German - this programme features the unforgettable setting of Osculetur me by Lassus. Taken from the Song of Songs, this fragrant and at times erotic text inspired one of Lassus's greatest motets, which in turn inspired the double choir mass of the same title. The Flemish master is at his most persuasive in this music, deploying the eight voices with consummate skill and variation.
The second half of the program continues the Tallis Scholars' exploration of the contemporary composer Arvo Pärt with one of his finest motets, I am the true vine, preceded by his own setting of the Magnificat. Pärt's particular world of intense simplicity and calm is often said to resemble the mood of renaissance polyphony, and it is for this reason that the Tallis Scholars have begun to program the two side by side. They end the evening with another extended sequence, this time of a strongly seasonal nature. Hieronymus Praetorius published his fifth tone Magnificat with two famous Christmas carols, In dulci jubilo and Joseph lieber, interleaved between its verses. The Tallis Scholars will perform them as he intended, bringing the concert to an end in a blaze of proto-baroque glory.
Sebastian Vivanco: Magnificat octavi toni
Orlande de Lassus: Osculetur me
Orlande de Lassus: Missa Osculetur me
Arvo Part: Magnificat
Arvo Part: I am the true vine
Thomas Tallis: Sancte Deus
Hieronymus Praetorius: Magnificat V (longer version), with carols Joseph lieber and In dulci jubilo
The TALLIS SCHOLARS are co-presented by the Tudor Choir and Blessed Sacrament Church.
The TALLIS SCHOLARS concert is not part of the Tudor Choir's subscription series. The TALLIS SCHOLARS is a single-ticket event.
Blessed Sacrament Church (View)
5041 - 9th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105
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