If ye love me by Thomas Tallis (c.1505–1585), recorded by members of The Gesualdo Six, directed by Owain Park.
This track comes from the ensemble’s first album, ‘English Motets’, a programme linking two hundred years of music from medieval and Tudor England (available here: http://bit.ly/2Fmp8Od).
“Weavers of rich and plangent aural tapestries, The Gesualdo Six meld style and substance with beguiling sure-footedness. An auspicious debut.” – BBC Music Magazine
The fine-grained texture of solo voices allows us to savour the amazing harmonic pungency of English sacred music, which at times seems almost modernist. It is a wonderful achievement.” – The Telegraph
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If ye love me, keep my commandments, and I will pray the Father,
and he will give you another comforter, that he may bide with you for ever,
e’vn the spirit of truth.