Born: 6 August 1504, Norwich, England
Died: 17 May 1575
Biography Matthew Parker was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1559 until his death in 1575. He was also an influential theologian and arguably the co-founder (with Thomas Cranmer and Richard Hooker) of a distinctive tradition of Anglican theological thought. He wrote a Psalter in 1567, with nine psalms set to music by Thomas Tallis.
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Musical settings of literary works
- Come Holy Ghost, eternal God (Thomas Tallis)
- Expend, O Lord (Thomas Tallis)
- God grant with grace (Thomas Tallis)
- Let God arise (Thomas Tallis)
- Man blest no doubt (Thomas Tallis)
- O come in one (Thomas Tallis)
- When like the hunted hind (Thomas Tallis)
- Why brag in malice high (Thomas Tallis)
- Why fumeth in sight (Thomas Tallis)
- Parker, Matthew. 1567. The Whole Psalter Translated Into English Metre, Which Contayneth an Hundred and Fifty Psalmes. London, John Daye. 546 pp.
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