English choral music was transformed in the middle years of the sixteenth century as England disavowed the church of Rome, became Protestant, then Catholic again, and finally Protestant once more. The music of Thomas Tallis embodies the evolution from the stark aesthetic of the Eton Choirbook to the refined polyphony of William Byrd. Alongside Tallis’ compositions, this program includes remarkable gems hidden in rough of manuscript collections like the Wanley and Lumley Partbooks, as well as the last great English choral antiphon, William Mundy's Vox Patris Caelestis.
Music in the Time of Tallis
The Transformation of English Choral Music c.1530-c.1580 - Sheppard, Mundy, Parsons, Tallis
March 15, 2013 at 730pm
St. James the Apostle Anglican Church
1439 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3G 1S6
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