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Renaissance Rock Stars

September 27th, 2015

Episode 2033 of 3777 episodes

Dubbed the ‘rock stars of Renaissance vocal music ‘by The New York Times, UK-based The Tallis Scholars are recognised as one of the world's great sacred music ensembles. Founder Peter Phillips joins us to talk about their name sake, composer Thomas Tallis, the father of English church music whose masterpiece, the 40-part motet ‘Spem in alium’ was bizarrely revived by the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey.

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