Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tallis Scholars - Allegri: Miserere


Another unspeakably beautiful piece of sacred music - I saw this clip on Fr. Z's blog (http://wdtprs.com/blog/) today. Allegri's Miserere had been jealously guarded by the Vatican, which did not allow the score to be published for a century and a half, until the fourteen year old Mozart heard it once, and promptly went back to his room to write down the musical notation from memory (http://www.classicfm.com/composers/mozart/guides/mozart-allegri-miserere/).  Vertitas alienior quam Fictio est.