Friday, March 19, 2010

Sacred Music III: Tallis, Byrd and the Tudors

Here is the third episode of the BBC series Sacred Music. It explores the turbulent beginnings of the Church of England along with an examination of two important Tudor composers, Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. Today, Tallis and Byrd are considered to be the fathers of English sacred music. I found this program to be as stimulating as the others - in fact, it is kindled a new interest in me for 'Master Tallis's' music. Enjoy.

1 comment:

Magister Perotinus said...

I love the twinges of dissonance that Tallis and Byrd give at their cadential points. I don't know why they do it where they do it, but it never fails to be refreshing every time one hears it.