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Music written between 1450 to 1600

Music began to move away from religion and composers were inspired by maths, art and other things.

Famous composers during this period include John Taverner, Thomas Tallis and William Byrd.

The following videos show examples of music written by the composers.

"Sanctus" - John Taverner

The first part of the Sanctus from the Mass "Gloria Tibi Trinitas", by John Taverner (1490 - 1545). Performed by The Taverner Choir directed by Andrew Parrott. Images of Lincoln Cathedral.

Thomas Tallis - If ye love me - The Cambridge singers

SATB version.

Sing Joyfully - William Byrd