Tallis, Thomas & Byrd, William: Cantiones Sacrae (1575)
Edited by John Milsom
First published in 2014
Dimensions (mm): 324 x 247 x 44
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.