[Lord, have mercy upon us] (Tallis)

[Lord, have mercy upon us] (Tallis)

Arranger: Joseph Barnby; Composer: Thomas Tallis
Published in 2 hymnals


Arranger: Joseph Barnby

Joseph Barnby (b. York, England, 1838; d. London, England, 1896) An accomplished and popular choral director in England, Barby showed his musical genius early: he was an organist and choirmaster at the age of twelve. He became organist at St. Andrews, Wells Street, London, where he developed an outstanding choral program (at times nicknamed "the Sunday Opera"). Barnby introduced annual performances of J. S. Bach's St. John Passion in St. Anne's, Soho, and directed the first performance in an English church of the St. Matthew Passion. He was also active in regional music festivals, conducted the Royal Choral Society, and composed and edited music (mainly for Novello and Company). In 1892 he was knighted by Queen Victoria. His compositions in… Go to person page >

Composer: Thomas Tallis

Thomas Tallis (b. Leicestershire [?], England, c. 1505; d. Greenwich, Kent, England 1585) was one of the few Tudor musicians who served during the reigns of Henry VIII: Edward VI, Mary, and Elizabeth I and managed to remain in the good favor of both Catholic and Protestant monarchs. He was court organist and composer from 1543 until his death, composing music for Roman Catholic masses and Anglican liturgies (depending on the monarch). With William Byrd, Tallis also enjoyed a long-term monopoly on music printing. Prior to his court connections Tallis had served at Waltham Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral. He composed mostly church music, including Latin motets, English anthems, settings of the liturgy, magnificats, and two sets of lamentations… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Lord, have mercy upon us] (Tallis)
Arranger: Joseph Barnby
Composer: Thomas Tallis
Incipit: 11111 71117 2217
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Lord, Have Mercy upon Us

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

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The Hymnal #C127

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