Thomas Tallis

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Thomas Tallis (c.1505  23 November 1585;[n 1] also Tallys or Talles) was an English composer of High Renaissance music. His compositions are primarily vocal, and he occupies a primary place in anthologies of English choral music. Tallis is considered one of England's greatest composers[according to whom?], and is honoured for his original voice in English musicianship.[2]

engraving of Thomas Tallis
Detail of an 18th-century posthumous engraving[1] by Gerard Vandergucht, after Niccolò Haym
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