Feature: Christopher Tye (c1505-before 15 March 1573): Western Wynde Mass

‘England one God, one truth, one doctor hath for music’s art—and that is Dr Tye’ (Edward VI quoting his father Henry VII’s opinion of his music teacher Christopher Tye). Like his exact contemporary Thomas Tallis Christopher Tye successfully navigated the storms of the English reformation. Both Tye and Tallis composed music for Protestant and Catholic…

Feature: Introducing John Amner

John Amner was an English composer whose music has been sadly neglected.  John Amner composer, clergyman. and organist of Ely Cathedral , was born in Ely in 1579 and died there in 1641, neither his exact birthdate nor the exact date of his death are known but from church registers we know that he was…