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…