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Thomas Tallis

Thomas Tallis (Composer)

Born: 30th January 1505, Kent, England

Died: 23rd November 1585, London, England

Nationality: English

Thomas Tallis was an English Renaissance composer who occupies a primary place in anthologies of English choral music. He is considered one of England's greatest composers, and he is honoured for his original voice in English musicianship.

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Recording of the Week, Tallis, MacMillan and more from ORA Singers

ORA Singers pair Tallis's mighty Spem in Alium with a newly-composed forty-part motet by James MacMillan, alongside a treasure-trove of choral works commissioned by Tudor nobility.

Favourites, William Byrd & Thomas Tallis

A Tudor double-whammy - David listens to recordings of William Byrd and Thomas Tallis.

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