Composer: Thomas Tallis (ca. 1505-1585)

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: David Wright

Composer. Graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in 2000. Lives in Seattle. Interested in Sacred Harp music. Dianne Shapiro Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: TALYS
Composer: Thomas Tallis (ca. 1505-1585)
Arranger: David Wright (2004)
Meter: D
Key: A Major
Copyright: Music arrangement copyright © 2004 by David Wright. All rights reserved. Used by permission.


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An American Christmas Harp #41

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