Thomas Tallis is considered the foremost English composer of the renaissance. He lived in the sixteenth century, and was active as Gentleman of the Chapel Royal for most of his life. All that remains of his works are his vocal religious pieces, but he might have written other works as well. We just don’t know.
Beautiful clear English singing from King’s College, so clear that the little damage the record has is clearly audible. I’m a bit hesitant to say, but maybe I should try to test this at my audio supplier on his setup. It might be the record that is damaged, but there is a clear hiss in the sound. It might also be this is touching the limits of my equipment. I have to see.