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Tallis, Thomas
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(c. 1505 – Nov 20 or 23, 1585, Greenwich, near London), English composer and organist. Having served as organist at the Benedictine abbey in Dover, St. Mary-at-Hill in London, the Augustinian Abbey of the Holy Cross in Waltham (Essex), and Canterbury Cathedral, around 1543 he was appointed gentleman of the Chapel Royal in London, where he served as organist until his death (a position shared with W. Byrd after 1572). Tallis was particularly noted for his skill at counterpoint. He …

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Boisits, Barbara, “Tallis, Thomas”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025933>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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