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Elizabethan music

Peter Phillips writes about Elizabethan composers. They are not for everyone, but definitely for some.

Agnus Dei by William Byrd, If Ye Love Me by Thomas Tallis, and Westron Wynde by John Taverner.

The melody for Westron Wynde came from an early 16th century song. The original lyrics are a love song:

Westron wynde, when wilt thou blow,
The small raine down can raine.
Cryst, if my love were in my armes
And I in my bedde again.

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