Libera Nos - The Cry Of The Oppressed / Rees, Contrapunctus
This recording explores the musical 'cries of the oppressed' from opposite ends of Europe, which include some of the most powerful works composed in England and Portugal during this period by Byrd, Tallis, de Monte and Cardoso. The highlight perhaps is the first recording of a newly reconstructed vocal work by Thomas Tallis, 'Libera nos'. This has long been thought to be an instrumental work, and has been recorded as such, but there's persuasive historical evidence for us to be confident that this is in fact a choral setting of the antiphon 'Libera nos', and it is performed here with the relevant text restored to the five vocal parts.
Catalog Number: SIGCD338
Label: Signum Classics
Composer: Manuel, Frei Cardoso, Martin Peerson, Pedro de Cristo, Philippe de Monte, Thomas Tallis, William Byrd
Conductor: Owen Rees