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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

Composer Bio Information

Tye, Christopher's bio information

1505 - March , 1573

Born: Circa 1505, probably in eastern England.

Died: March 1573, Doddington, Isle of Ely.

Tye earned a Bachelor of Music degree at Cambridge University in 1536. He worked as a clerk at King’s College there from around 1537-1538. In 1543, he was appointed choirmaster at Ely Cathedral, where his friend Richard Cox was archdeacon. Tye went on to get his doctorate of music at Cambridge in 1545, and received the same degree from Oxford in 1548. His music was popular at the Chapel Royal in the late 1540’s. In 1560, Tye became a deacon, then priest, and served at Doddington-cum-Marche, Isle of Ely. His music includes motets, magnificats, masses, anthems, and assorted works for worship services.


* Frost, p. 695
* Stulken, p. 695


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