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Tallis, Thomas & Byrd, William: Cantiones Sacrae (1575)

Ref: EC56 ISBN: 9780852499368 ISMN: 9790220223808 Categories: , By: ,


Edited by John Milsom
First published in 2014
Pages: 496
Format: Hardback
Dimensions (mm): 324 x 247 x 44
Weight: 2.674kg

Volume 56 is devoted to a complete edition by John Milsom of the famous Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur published by Thomas Tallis and William Byrd in 1575. This edition includes a comprehensive study of the partbooks themselves, their physical make-up and typography, and the compilation and notation of their contents. It also has complete transcriptions of contrafacta in parallel score, permitting at-a-glance comparisons between the pieces as printed in 1575 and other versions circulating in manuscript.

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