Thomas Tallis (c.15051585), William Byrd (c.15431623)

Cantiones Sacrae

Sample score

Early English Church Music 56

for: Mixed choir a cappella

Choir book (Hardcover)

Item no.768879
Author/ComposerThomas Tallis, William Byrd
EditorJohn Milsom
Scope496 pages; 24.7 × 32.4 × 0 cm
Year of origin1575
Release year2014
Publisher/ProducerStainer & Bell
Producer No.EC 56
173.90 €
Delivery time approx. 2 weeks.
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Volume 56 is devoted to a complete edition by John Milsom of the famous Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur published by Thomas Tallis and William Byrd in 1575. This edition includes a comprehensive study of the partbooks themselves, their physical make-up and typography, and the compilation and notation of their contents. It also has complete transcriptions of contrafacta in parallel score, permitting at-a-glance comparisons between the pieces as printed in 1575 and other versions circulating in manuscript.