[Lord, have mercy] (Tallis)

Composer: Thomas Tallis

Thomas Tallis (b. Leicestershire [?], England, c. 1505; d. Greenwich, Kent, England 1585) was one of the few Tudor musicians who served during the reigns of Henry VIII: Edward VI, Mary, and Elizabeth I and managed to remain in the good favor of both Catholic and Protestant monarchs. He was court organist and composer from 1543 until his death, composing music for Roman Catholic masses and Anglican liturgies (depending on the monarch). With William Byrd, Tallis also enjoyed a long-term monopoly on music printing. Prior to his court connections Tallis had served at Waltham Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral. He composed mostly church music, including Latin motets, English anthems, settings of the liturgy, magnificats, and two sets of lamentations… Go to person page >

Arranger: John Stainer

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Tune Information

Title: [Lord, have mercy] (Tallis)
Composer: Thomas Tallis
Arranger: John Stainer
Incipit: 55536 65655 53665
Key: c minor
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Lord, Have Mercy upon Us

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

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The Church Hymnal #C174

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The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 1940 #727

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