Exploring Music Playlist: Tudor Music
Exploring Music Playlist: Tudor Music

February 20th, 2023


The House of Tudor reigned from Henry VII through Elizabeth I, and during this time, the arts were loved and supported by church and state alike.

This support gave rise to a new type of English secular music, music that was not folk music and didn’t belong to the church. Though the Tudor poets are better known than the composers, the composers have left quite a legacy.

On this edition of Exploring Music, we’ll listen to William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, and Henry VIII, who wrote several pieces!