Friday, November 23, 2012

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.

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