Siderum rector

William Byrd

Siderum rector

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Byrd co-published the collection Cantiones Sacrae in 1575 with Thomas Tallis, 40 years his senior, on the occasion of their being granted by Queen Elizabeth a joint monopoly on music publishing in England. It contained 17 motets by each composer, serving as a retrospective for Tallis and an announcement of arrival for ... read more

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