Photo: Nick Rutter

The Tallis Scholars

Director, Peter Phillips

Palestrina: Hodie Christus natus est

Palestrina: Missa Hodie Christus natus est (Kyrie and Gloria)

Muhly: Premiere

Nesbett: Magnificat

Palestrina: Missa Hodie Christus natus est (Credo, Sanctus and Agnus dei)

Byrd: Lullaby

  1. Praetorius: Magnificat V (with In dulci jubilo)


This programme is formed around one of Palestrina’s most joyful double-choir masses, based on his own motet. Its title tells you all you need to know about the time of year it was intended for. It frames two major settings of the Magnificat; Byrd’s matchless Lullaby; and an exciting new commission, specially written for the Tallis Scholars, by Nico Muhly. This really is a seasonal feast.