Day: April 23, 2015

Thomas Tallis…

Thomas Tallis was an English Renaissance composer who lived from c1505-1585. We think… We don’t really know – nor do we know much about his much younger student William Byrd. Between the two men, English music was elevated to new heights, from which a lot of what we have now has descended. And yet no one seems inclined to question their authorship, like they do that of another prominent English artist from the around same time frame, and the same geographical locale – whom we also know little to nothing about – whose birthday we traditionally celebrate on this date. As far as the A to Z Challenge and Shakespeare’s birthday lining up… Missed it by that much… But I digress… Still… The notion that Christopher Marlowe wrote the Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet seems rather ridiculous, when you come right down to it…