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Master Musicians Series

Tallis

Kerry McCarthy

Tallis

Master Musicians Series

Tallis

Master Musicians Series: Tallis

 

Thomas Tallis spent more than fifty years composing music in the volatile world of Tudor England. Tallis is a clear, readable biography of a great Renaissance musician, which places the composer's music in its rich historical, cultural, and architectural context.


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Beschrijving Master Musicians Series: Tallis

The composer Thomas Tallis (c. 1505 - November 1585) lived and worked through much of the turbulent Tudor period in England. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he did not just react to radical change: he thrived on it. He helped invent new musical styles to meet the demands of the English Reformation. He revived and reimagined older musical forms for a new era. Fewer than a hundred of his works have survived, but they are incredibly diverse, from miniature settings
of psalms and hymns to a monumental forty-voice motet.

In this new biography, author Kerry McCarthy traces Tallis's long career from his youthful appointment at Dover Priory to his years as a senior member of the Chapel Royal, revisiting the most important documents of his life and a wide variety of his musical works. The book also takes readers on a guided journey along the River Thames to the palaces, castles, and houses where Tallis made music for the four monarchs he served. It ends with reflections on Tallis's will, his epitaph (whose complete
text McCarthy has recently rediscovered), and other postmortem remembrances that give us a glimpse of his significant place in the sixteenth-century musical world. Tallis will be treasured by performers, scholars, Tudor enthusiasts, and anyone interested in English Renaissance music.


ISBN
9780190635213
Pagina's
288
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Serie
Master Musicians Series
NUR
660
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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