The Cardinall’s Musick have been awarded the 2006 Gramophone Award for Early Music for their disc of the works of Thomas Tallis. This is a wonderful achievement, and promises great things for the new collaboration between The Cardinall’s Musick and Hyperion Records. The Gramophone Awards issue says: “Recorded during the composer’s 500th anniversary year, Andrew Carwood’s recording of some of Tallis’s most beautiful Latin settings captures the passion and devotion of the period. The Cardinall’s Musick sing with a vibrancy that makes Tallis’s musical feats of skilful audacity sound every bit as surprising and exciting as they would have done half a millennium ago. The monumental “Gaude Gloriosa” takes well deserved centre stage, but in its entirety this disc is a sublime tribute both to one of England’s greatest composers, and to the skill and conviction of one of today’s finest ensembles”. This follows up on The Cardinall’s Musick’s previous Gramophone Award for Early Music for their CD of the music of Fayrfax on ASV records.