John Taverner

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Born: 1490 — Boston, Lincolnshire — England
Died: 1545England
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The "Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas" has long been known as one of the most influential pieces of music before the English Reformation, a six-voice setting of the Mass richly varied in its invention not least in rhythm deeply expressive and personal very rare for its period .

C.D. List (not complete):

  • "Leroy Kyrie; Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas; Dum Transisset Sabbatum"; The Tallis Scholars, Directed by Peter Phillips, on Gimell CDGIM 004.
  • "Western Wind Mass"; The Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips, on Gimell CDGIM 027.

Life

Taverner was born at the sea port of Boston in Lincolnshire, by 1525 he was recorded as a lay clerk at the Collegiate choir at Tattershall north west of Boston. In 1526 on the recommendation of the Bishop of Lincoln he was appointed choirmaster of the newly founded Cardinal (later Christ Church) College in Oxford. While at Oxford he was accused with others of heresy for his involvement with a group of sympathetic to Lutheranism, but was pardoned by Cardinal Wolsey "Being but a Musician". At the fall of Wolsey Taverner moved back to Boston to become choirmaster at St. Botolph’s church. A post he held for a short time due to the collapse of the Guild that paid his wages, he became one of Thomas Cromwell’s chief agents in the area for the suppression of the monasteries, the rest of his life was spent in the role of a well-to-do local citizen and was burred beneath the tower of St. Botolph’s church.

Books

  • Colin Hand "John Taverner, his life and music" 1978
  • E.H. Fellowes, "Taverner, John" article in Groves dictionary 5th. Edition 1954 Vol. VIII, pp.323-4
  • David Josephson "John Taverner- Tudor composer" 1975

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[details ←] Mass: The Western Wind, vocal, , choral, vocal,
[details ←] Mass, Mater Christi, choral, vocal,
[details ←] Leroy Kyrie
[details ←] Two Motets in three parts, recorder,
[details ←] Dum transisset Sabbatum (I), choral, vocal,
[details ←] 4 Short Motets, c.1490-1545 - 3 score
[details ←] Quemadmodum - Score and parts, recorder,
[details ←] Second Fantasia
[details ←] Mass, Small Devotion, choral, vocal,
[details ←] In nomine, viola, trombone, violin, trumpet, vocal, cello, , choral, vocal,
[details ←] The Western Wind Mass, choral, vocal,
[details ←] 4 Short Antiphons (Sancte Deus, Ave Maria, Fac nobis secundum, Sub tuum praesidium)
[details ←] Christe Jesu Pastor Bone
[details ←] Dum Transisset Sabbatum (Anthem For Easter Day), vocal, , choral, vocal,
[details ←] Gloria Tibi Trinitas (Mass), vocal, , choral, vocal,
[details ←] In Trouble and Adversity
[details ←] Magnificat (SATBarB)
[details ←] Missa Corona Spinea (SATTBB), choral, vocal,
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