|Short Name:||Christopher Tye|
|Full Name:||Tye, Christopher, 1497?-1572|
|Birth Year (est.):||1497|
Tye, Christopher, MUS. D., born at Westminster in the reign of Henry VIII. He was celebrated as a musician, and was granted the degree of MUS. D. at Cambridge in 1545. He was musical tutor to King Edward VI., and organist of the Chapel Royal under Queen Elizabeth. Besides composing numerous anthems, he rendered the first fourteen chapters of the Acts of the Apostles into metre, which were set to music by him and sung in Edward 6th's Chapel, and published in 1553. He died circa 1580.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)