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Tudor music on the international stage

In December 2014, the British Academy published an edition of Tallis and Byrd’s 1575 Cantiones sacrae, a collection of Latin motets dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I and intended to serve as a cultural ambassador in continental Europe. The volume’s editor, Dr John Milsom, discusses its origins, contents and significance.

Music • John Milsom

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in British Academy Review, Issue 25 (February 2015).

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