William Byrd's Ye Sacred Muses, Performed by Robin Blaze and Concordia
Today is the CDXXVIIth anniversary of the death of Thomas Tallis, whom it eulogizes:
- Ye sacred Muses, race of Jove,
whom Music's lore delighteth,
Come down from crystal heav'ns above
to earth where sorrow dwelleth,
In mourning weeds, with tears in eyes:
Tallis is dead, and Music dies.