Ye sacred Muses, race of Jove, Whom Music's lore delighteth, Come down from crystal heav'ns above To earth, where sorrow dwelleth, In mourning weeds, with tears in eyes: Tallis is dead, and Music dies.
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- by William Byrd (1542?3? - 1623), "Ye sacred Muses", subtitle: "Elegy on the death of Thomas Tallis, 23rd November, 1585" [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: David Jonathan Justman
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