Very little is known about this piece, we don’t know when Tallis composed it, or for whom, or for what occasion. But it appears in both editions of James Clifford’s published collections of anthem texts. Clifford’s collection was the “greatest hits” compilation of the time so “Forgive me, Lord my sin” must have been both very popular and widespread. Enjoy :-).
Video Source: ▶ Thomas Tallis (±1505-1585): Forgive me, Lord my sin – YouTube Published on 9 Mar 2015 by markfromireland