Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Tallis Scholars

I went to hear The Tallis Scholars at the Cadogan Hall on Tuesday.It was a fantastic evening. I wanted to go especially because they sung a Palistrina Mass - Missa Papae Marcelli - I first heard in 1977. It was my first experience of Palistrina and I fell in love with it immediately. I used to play it a lot when I was ill in the 1970's and it was a real comfort to me then. And had not heard it for years. It was great to hear it performed live. But the whole evening was fabulous.

Their voices like flames in a fire ignited with each breath, red embers glowing through the spring twilight, lighting my way home through the darkness. Their voices still warming me as I write this.

2 comments:

me said...

Still, how to define home?

Phil Hall said...

I haven't paid much attention to Palestrina, but I will, Dave.

By the way, I went to Chantry wood, the one that I told you about. I tried to find St Martha's but I got lost in Chantry wood. I didn't know what a Chantry was, but I do now.

Here's the link to the pictures. The last picture is a little odd.

http://xuitlacoche.blogspot.com/2010/05/walk-guildford-and-chantry-wood-in-late.html

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