Tallis Scholars Premiere Nyman Work

In addition to the “Forty Years of Renaissance Polyphony” advertised for this Saturday’s appearance by the Tallis Scholars at Midtown Manhattan’s Church of St. Mary the Virgin, the group will be premiering a new work by Michael Nyman. Two Sonnets of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz is tailor made for the current Tallis forces, with ten-part divisi forming arcing lines pitted against punctuated declamation. In honor of the Tallis Scholar’s fortieth anniversary, it was commissioned by Miller Theatre, who sponsors the early music series at Church of St. Mary the Virgin. Also on the program are works by Tallis, Desprez, John Sheppard, and a mass by Cipriano de Rore.

Tallis Scholars
Saturday, April 5 at 8 PM
Church of St. Mary the Virgin
More info here

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