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The Tallis Scholars is a British professional early music vocal ensemble normally consisting of two singers per part, with a core group of ten singers. They specialise in performing a cappella sacred vocal music. The group was formed in 1973 by Peter Phillips, who in 1972-1975 was an organ scholar at St John's College, Oxford and studied music with David Wulstan and Denis Arnold. Philips invited the members of chapel choirs from Oxford and Cambridge to form an amateur Renaissance vocal music ensemble, which turned professional after ten years of concert-giving. From the first performance in the Church of St. Mary Magdalen, Oxford on November 3, 1973, Phillips aimed to produce a distinctive sound, influenced by choirs he admired, in particular the renowned Clerkes of Oxenford, directed by David Wulstan. Since winning a Gramophone Award in 1987, the Tallis Scholars have been recognised as one of the world's leading ensembles in Renaissance polyphony.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1982 English Madrigals The Tallis Scholars 2
1985 Allegri: Miserere / Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli / Mundy: Vox Patris Caelestis Allegri, Palestrina, Mundy; The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips 3
1987 Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday Carlo Gesualdo; The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips 1
1989 L'homme armé Masses Josquin des Prez; The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips 2
1990 Palestrina Masses: Missa Benedicta es Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips 2
1993 The Palestrina 400 Collection The Tallis Scholars 1
1993 The Three Masses William Byrd; The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips 2
1994 Missa Praeter rerum seriem Cipriano de Rore; The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips 2
1998 Live in Oxford The Tallis Scholars 1
2001 Palestrina Masses: Missa assumpta est Maria / Missa sicut lilium Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips 2
2001 Ikon of Light / Funeral Ikos / Carol: The Lamb John Tavener; The Tallis Scholars, Members of the Chilingirian String Quartet 1
2005 The Tallis Scholars Sing Palestrina Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips 1
2005 Music from the Eton Choirbook John Browne; The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips 1
2007 Allegri: Miserere / Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli The Tallis Scholars 1
Music Featured on the South Bank Show The Tallis Scholars 1
Playing Elizabeth's Tune - Sacred Music by William Byrd The Tallis Scholars 1
Stabat Mater William Cornysh; The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips 1
Western Wind Masses The Tallis Scholars 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1999 The Best of the Renaissance Compilation The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips 1
2001 Requiem Compilation The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips 1
2005 Requiem Compilation The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips 2
2008 The Tallis Scholars Sing Tudor Church Music, Volume 2 Compilation The Tallis Scholars 1
2009 The Tallis Scholars Sing Flemish Masters Compilation The Tallis Scholars 1
Sarum Chant Compilation The Tallis Scholars 1
Silver Compilation The Tallis Scholars 1

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 The Tallis Scholars: Frei Manuel Cardoso: Requiem The Tallis Scholars 1
1994 Cipriano de Rore: Missa Praeter rerum seriem The Tallis Scholars 1
Christmas Carols and Motets The Tallis Scholars 1
Lamenta The Tallis Scholars 1
Live in Rome The Tallis Scholars 1

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