Recording of the Year Award for the ninth and final album in our complete series of Josquin's Masses in the composer's 500th anniversary year.
34 years ago in 1987, we won Recording of the Year at the Gramophone Awards for the very first instalment in this landmark series, in what may be a unique bookending of a series by two of the most coveted awards recognising performance and recording excellence in classical music.
Each of the nine albums in the series has been directed by Peter Phillips and produced by Steve Smith for Gimell Records in what must be one of the longest running creative partnerships in the classical music world.
“The Tallis Scholars’ superb album is one of the great choral recordings of recent years. But how wonderful that this award can also help mark Josquin’s 500th anniversary and this ensemble’s epic 34-year recording journey. The stars, it seems, have perfectly aligned.”
- Oliver Condy, BBC Music Magazine Editor
"If one wanted an antidote to lockdown with no concerts, this surely is it. To bookend a big project - which has taken 34 years to complete - with two Recordings of the Year, is as heartening as it gets. In that time, like traditional artisans, we have honed our skills, making some of the greatest music ever written household experiences. There is much left to do, which this Award will help to promote, far and wide."