Tallis Scholars' "Tintinnabuli" Tops UK Specialist chart! On Tour Now in U.S.
Peter Phillips and the legendary voices of The Tallis Scholars celebrate Arvo Pärt’s 80th birthday with the release of Tintinnabuli - a new album of Pärt’s finest a cappella choral works. The Tallis Scholars are currently performing the music of Tintinnabuli, available now on Gimell, on the U.S. portion of their world tour, with concerts in New York (NY), Atlanta (GA), Dallas and Houston (TX), and more.
Tintinnabuli has just reached No. 1 on the UK Specialist Chart and No. 8 in the UK Classical Artists Chart.
"It is with great pleasure that we present our tribute to Arvo Pärt in his 80th year. Tintinnabuli (from the Latin for 'bell') is the compositional style created by Arvo Pärt which informs every work on this recording. In all my searchings for inspiring contemporary music I have not come across anyone to rival him," says Peter Phillips.
"I chose Arvo Pärt because his music seems to add an extra, modern, dimension to Renaissance polyphony. There is a common mood, a use of space and even of silence which links the two styles. They both take the listener into a calmer, more numinous world."
The album features several major works including the Magnificat, Triodion and I Am the True Vine as well as Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen and his most recent work Nunc dimittis. This is The Tallis Scholars' first album of contemporary music since their landmark 1984 recording of Sir John Tavener's Ikon of Light.
"Ambassadors of the purest art"
"The rock stars of Renaissance vocal music"
- THE NEW YORK TIMES
THE TALLIS SCHOLARS U.S. TOUR
Apr 17 - New York, NY - Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
Apr 18 - New York, NY - Weill Recital Hall
Apr 19 - Atlanta, GA - Emerson Concert Hall
Apr 21 - Birmingham, AL - Cathedral Church of the Advent
Apr 23 - Little Rock, AR - Christ Episcopal Church
Apr 24 - Dallas, TX - Highland Park Presbyterian Church
Apr 25 - Houston, TX - Christ Church Cathedral
Apr 26 - Lubbock, TX - First United Methodist Church
The Tintinnabuli Tour will see The Tallis Scholars perform works by Arvo Pärt in at least 45 concerts across 10 countries including Brazil, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and the US.