This week's webcast features Daniel Purcell's setting of the Evening Service in E minor. He was the younger brother or cousin of Henry Purcell and lived between circa 1664 and 1717.
Videte miraculum is the Responsory (or Respond) at First Vespers of the Purification, known in England as Candlemas. The chant on which Tallis bases his polyphony comprises several sections, the full choir alternating with soloist or solo group. Tallis leaves the solo portions as unadorned chant, implanting the choral sections of chant in a six-voice polyphonic texture.