[Chant] (Tallis)

[Chant] (Tallis)

Composer: Thomas Tallis
Published in 2 hymnals

Composer: Thomas Tallis

Thomas Tallis (c. 1505 – 23 November 1585) was an English composer. Tallis flourished as a church musician in 16th century Tudor England. He occupies a primary place in anthologies of English church music, and is considered one of England's greatest early composers. He is honoured for his original voice in English musicianship. No contemporary portrait of Tallis survives: the earliest, painted by Gerard van der Gucht, dates from 150 years after Tallis died, and there is no certainty that it is a likeness. Little is known about Tallis's early life, but there seems to be agreement that he was born in the early 16th century, toward the close of the reign of Henry VII. Little is known about Tallis's childhood and his significance with mu… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Thomas Tallis
Incipit: 12167 1
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Lord, Have Mercy upon Us

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

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Response after the Commandments


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #C147

Tune Info

The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #758b

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