Salvator Mundi I

by Syntheway



Salvator Mundi I (Thomas Tallis)* Motet for 5 voices, with Magnus Choir (Celestial Choir and Synthetic Choirs) VST plugin software.

* Note: Also set as "Arise O Lord" "With All Our Hearts", Salvador Mundi is an Antiphon at Holy Unction and for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross by English composer Thomas Tallis (c. 1505 – 23 November 1585). Tallis flourished as a church musician in 16th century Tudor England. He occupies a primary place in anthologies of English church music, and is considered one of England's greatest early composers. He is honoured for his original voice in English musicianship.
In the five-voice motet Salvator mundi (Saviour of the World), Tallis' music finally caught up with continental developments. It was included in the landmark collection of motets Cantiones Sacrae that Tallis and William Byrd published together in 1575, having been granted a music publishing monopoly in England by the Queen Elizabeth. The motet is not only structured on pervasive, continuous imitation, but it carefully aligns the musical structure with the meaning of the words. Throughout Salvator mundi, the vocal lines are shaped according to the turns of syntax and word-rhythms, with an overall musical design that accords the climax with the arch spiritual plea of the text: "auxiliare nobis" (Save Us!)


released February 15, 2016
Daniel Laiseca



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