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Gimell Records - The Tallis Scholars on DVD, CD and Download.


Language: English

Best codec: FLAC 24bit 96.0kHz

The first Gimell recording was made on March 22nd and 23rd, 1980, in the Chapel of Merton College, Oxford. Single-artist labels have become commonplace in recent years: Gimell was the first, predicting the trend by at least a decade. This gave Peter Phillips and Steve Smith a head-start both in the technique of recording a cappella singing and in gaining irreplaceable experience with a single repertoire and one artist. This experience is unique and enduring, informing every one of the 50 discs and more which Gimell has produced.

Gimell has a number of other firsts to its name. In 1984 it placed the first commercial order for Compact Discs with a UK manufacturer; in 1987 it won the Gramophone Record of the Year Award - the first independent label to receive this prestigious award and still the only recording of Early Music to do this; and now, with this website, it is the first to sell 5.1 Surround Sound downloads in the FLAC format. Gimell believes that the ability to offer lossless High Definition Downloads together with the recent introduction of audiophile-quality Network Music Players will be seen in the future to be a significant development in the retailing of recordings of classical music.

Through their award-winning recordings and in over 1,600 concerts Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars have done more than any other group to establish the sacred vocal music of the Renaissance as one of the great repertoires of Western classical music.

Last modified 18th Feb 2013

DS: An exemplar of single-artist labels. Quality and then more quality!

27th Mar 2010

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