Tallis, Thomas

(c. 1505, Greenwich – 23 November 1585)
   Composer, organist at various churches in Dover and London, and Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, probably from 1543. He wrote 42 Latin motets, including the famous Spem in alium for 40 voices, three complete masses, and two Magnificats, but he was also one of the first important composers to set the new Anglican liturgies of 1547– 1553, which realize the ideals of clear syllabic diction. Many of his 24 anthems are contrafacta of his previously composed motets.

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