Interior of King Henry VII's Chapel,
Westminster Abbey, London, England.
Artist: Canaletto (1697–1768).
Collection: Private Collection.
Composed by:William Byrd.
Sung by: The Tallis Scholars.
Musical Director: Peter Phillips.
From their Album:
“Byrd: Playing Elizabeth's Tune”
Available on YouTube at
From Fiona Maddocks of The Observer Newspaper,
speaking about The Tallis Scholars:
“. . . As near Extra-Terrestrial As You Can Get,
Sitting In A Concert Hall . . .”
Author: Gerard van der Guch, d'après une peinture
de Nicola Francesco Haym du British Museum.
The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopædia.
William Byrd (1539 – 4 July 1623), was an English composer of The Renaissance. He wrote in many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of Sacred and Secular Polyphony, Keyboard (the so-called Virginalist School), and Consort Music.