Person    | Male  Born 30/1/1510  Died 23/11/1585

Thomas Tallis

Categories: Music / songs

Composer. His early life is sketchy. His first known appointment was in 1532 as the organist for Dover Priory (now Dover College). In 1575 Queen Elizabeth I, granted him and William Byrd a monopoly for printing music in England. He is considered as 'The father of English cathedral music'. His many works include the exquisite forty part motet 'Spem in Alium' (Hope in any other).  

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