An exquisitely simple Renaissance motet, in 4-way splitscreen. It's beautiful

23 June 2016, 16:46

Thomas Tallis's Renaissance choral stunner gets the YouTuber treatment.

We just stumbled across this from muso YouTuber Josh Turner. To be honest, we're big fans of any multitracked choral music for reformed Anglican liturgy (and who isn't right?!), so it's well worth a share.

Here Josh sings Thomas Tallis' beautiful motet If ye love me. It's a piece remarkable for its simplicity, gentle flowing lines, subtle harmonic colour and poignant clarity of the text. And here it is, recorded in his bedroom (by the looks of it) for that authentic YouTuber touch. 

Here's the multi-track salute to a gem of Renaissance choral music...

Yeah, what a cracker of a motet. We also love this version, sung for Classic FM by Vox Luminis in the slightly more striking and uplifting space of the Chapel of St John's College, Cambridge.

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