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Study Day - Thomas Tallis: Chronology, Contexts, Discoveries

  • Venue: Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
  • Start: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMT
  • End: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 18:15:00 GMT

Emblematically the servant of four monarchs, Tallis worked during the central decades of the sixteenth century, when the English Reformation entered a phase of turbulence. Although the compositional legacy of these years is extraordinarily rich and varied, its chronology is contestable, not least because so few of the manuscript sources date from Tallis’s lifetime. Supported by the AHRC-funded Tudor Partbooks research project, this Study Day focuses upon the dates and contexts of some key pieces of evidence: the antiphon Gaude gloriosa, the motet O sacrum convivium, the vernacular Litany of 1544, the anthem O Lord give thy holy spirit, and Tallis's employment as organist at Dover Priory.

The study day includes papers by David Skinner, Andrew Johnstone, Magnus Williamson, Kerry McCarthy, John Milsom and Roger Bowers. Ends with an evening recital by ALAMIRE.

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