Tallis: Lamentations CD

by Fabrice Fitch (Gramophone - May 2016)

carwood

“This final volume of Tallis from The Cardinall’s Musick continues the fine form of its predecessors. Their interpretation of the English-texted works shows how effective these contrapuntally unassuming settings can be when sung with conviction… The disc’s main attraction, however, is the famous pair of Lamentations, which boasts a substantial discography. Carwood opts for a couple of (male) voices to a part, and for those who find single voices offer an insufficiently monumental sonority, these readings may well top the list of possible alternatives….  a splendid series, the most comprehensive survey of Tallis since the Chapelle du Roi’s (Signum) and consistently the more accomplished.”