(Tallys; Talys; probably ca. 1505/2085). Eng. composer, organist; master of counterpoint. Hymn tunes include Tallis' Canon, in which the tenor begins the melody when the soprano is on the 5th melody note, and sings the last 4 melody notes while the soprano sings the first 4 (a kind of perpetual fugue.* Other works include the motet Spem in allure non habui for eight 5-voice choirs.
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