Thomas Tallis

Thomas Tallis (c. 1505 – 23 November 1585) was an English composer who occupies a primary place in anthologies of English choral music. He is considered one of England's greatest composers, and he is honoured for his original voice in English musicianship. No contemporaneous portrait of Tallis survives; the one painted by Gerard Vandergucht dates from 150 years after Tallis died, and there is no reason to suppose that it is a likeness. In a rare existing copy of his blackletter signature, he spelled his name "Tallys".

Birth and Death Data: Born 1505 (Kent), Died 1585 (Greenwich)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-13859 12-in. 9/25/1913 Summer is a-coming in Olive Kline ; Victor Mixed Chorus Chorus and soprano vocal solo, with harp composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tallis, Thomas," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101904.

Tallis, Thomas. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101904.

"Tallis, Thomas." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101904

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