GMN - Your Arts Network
GMN - Your Arts Network ClassicalPlus
Home Artists Composers Webcasts Downloads News Shop Contests Forums


 GMN Premium
 Classical Radio
 Classical Forum
FREE Newsletter

The GMN Shop
The MediaPlayer
Content Archive
Free Music
Grove Dictionary
All Searches

Email This Page Email This Page

 New User Sign Up
 Sign In
 Select a Player

Beati immaculati

Thomas Tallis (c1505-1585)

Beati Immaculati

Beati immaculati is a setting of the first six verses of psalm 118 (psalm 119 in the Anglican psalter). Although it survives only with the English text Blessed are those that be undefiled, there is some evidence that it is a contrafactum or adaptation of a Latin setting: the English words sometimes fit the music rather awkwardly; the scoring for five different voices and the inclusion of extended verses for reduced scorings are more typical of pre-Reformation than of post-Reformation music; Tallis wrote at least two other psalm-motets (Domine quis habitat and Laudate dominum); and there is a Latin setting of the first eight verses of this very psalm by William Mundy. On this recording the English text has been replaced by the Vulgate version of the Latin; it fits extremely well, requiring only slight alteration of Tallis’s rhythms.

Nick Sandon

 Featured Item

Read more

gmnyour arts network 
 GMN ClassicalPlus 
 GMN JazzPlus 
Become an Affiliate Contact Us Advertising Links
Home Register Terms of Use Privacy Policy Information Center Help

Copyright © 1999 - 2001 Global Music Network Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Music downloads, audio and video provided for personal, non-commercial use only and may not be re-distributed.

Sun, Jan 26, 2020 6:31:21 AM US EST
back to top
0.0390625 Seconds
v4.0b - - True