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Byrd, Tallis, MacMillan

Byrd, Tallis, MacMillan

Tallis and Byrd had to navigate carefully through the religious turmoil of Tudor England – achieving royal patronage while their fellow Catholics were being treated as enemies of the state.

400 years later, James MacMillan works with more freedom, combining his Catholic faith with a passionate interest in earthly politics. His responsories, full of energy and urgency, intersperse the works of his predecessors.


Byrd Mass for 4 Voices
Ne irascaris Domine
Tallis Lamentations I & II
De Monte Super flumina Babylonis
James MacMillan Tenebrae Responsories

Artist Information

Nigel Short

Venue & Address

Blythburgh Church, Church Ln, Blythburgh, IP19 9LP, Halesworth , United Kingdom


Nigel Short, Tenebrae