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Songs from a Divine Pen

Music by Tallis and Byrd from Cantiones sacrae, 1575

Songs from a Divine Pen

Music for viols and voices from the 1575 CANTIONES QUAE AB ARGUMENTO SACRAE VOCANTUR, published by Tallis and his younger protégé Byrd to promote their own music. The collection’s flamboyant prefatory poem refers to the scandal that music by foreign composers is widely published. But not until this, the first printed collection of Latin sacred music by English composers, has England been able to boast composers of the stature of Lassus, Gombert, Clemens and Ferrabosco, whose music we also hear in tonight’s programme.

Advance booking is essential, as numbers are limited. Free admission for accompanied under‑16s.

  • 🎉Bristol Early Music Festival
  • 📅Sat, 11 May 2024
  • 📍All Saints Church, Bristol
  • 🕑6:30pm
  • 🎫£20 in advance, £22 on the door

All Saints Church, Bristol
Pembroke Road, Bristol, BS8 3EB, United Kingdom