The Tallis Scholars were founded in 1973 by their director, Peter Phillips. Through their recordings and concert performances, they have established themselves as the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Peter Phillips has worked with the ensemble to create, through good tuning and blend, the purity and clarity of sound which he feels best serve the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard. It is the resulting beauty of sound for which The Tallis Scholars have become so widely renowned.

Josquin: Missa Hercules Dux Ferrarie - Missa D'ung aultre amer - Missa Faysant regretz

Released: November 1, 2020
Label: Gimell Records
Composers: Josquin

Josquin: Missa Mater Patris - Bauldeweyn: Missa Da pacem

Released: November 1, 2019
Label: Gimell Records
Composers: Josquin, Bauldeweyn

Josquin: Missa Gaudeamus and Missa L'ami Baudichon

Released: October 16, 2018
Label: Gimell Records
Composer: Josquin

Josquin: Missa Di dadi and Missa Une mousse de Biscaye

Released: October 28, 2016
Label: Gimell Records
Composer: Josquin

Taverner: Missa Corona spinea

Released: November 13, 2015
Label: Gimell Records
Composer: Taverner

Perfect Polyphony

Released: August 28, 2015
Label: Gimell Records


Released: March 10, 2015
Label: Gimell Records
Composer: Pärt

The Tallis Scholars sing Thomas Tallis

Released: September, 2004
Label: Gimell Records
Composer: Thomas Tallis


Antoine Brumel and David Lang

Available: Spring 2022
Composer David Lang was reminded of Galileo when Peter Phillips, founder and conductor of The Tallis Scholars, approached him about writing a new piece to be performed alongside Antoine Brumel's monumental Renaissance mass for 12 voices Missa Et ecce terræ motus.

The Golden Age of Spanish Polyphony

Available: April 19 - May 8, 2022
This program, made up of some of the finest polyphony from the Spanish Siglo de Oro, culminates in the 6-voice Requiem of Tomas Luis de Victoria. Considered to be one of the greatest masterpieces of the High Renaissance, it presents in perfect balance both the lamentation and the hopefulness that is inherent in the words of this service.

Hymns to the Virgin

Available: November/December, 2022
The Virgin Mary has inspired composers since the earliest days of sacred music as an art-form. This is a selection of such inspirations, from both the Catholic and Orthodox traditions, ranging from Josquin to Stravinsky.

50th Anniversary Program

Available: April 10 - May 3, 2023
Celebrate the group's 50th birthday with music by Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Tallis, Nico Muhly, Arvo Pärt, and more.

While Shepherds Watched

Available: November 29 - December 12, 2023
This program takes a slightly different look from usual at the Christmas story, viewing it from the point of view of the shepherds who came to worship at the crib. Music is by masters of the late Renaissance, from all over Europe.