Thomas Tallis Workshop

Tallis Workshop, exploring the many styles of music by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585), Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, 3-5 pm, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 7850 Watt Ave., Antelope, CA.  Sponsored by Renaissance Choir Sacramento, Dr. Lee T. Lovallo, Director. 

Tallis, together with William Byrd, produced music of exemplary quality in England throughout the 16th century.  We will read mostly polyphonic pieces in four voice parts using modern open source editions.  Organ accompaniment will be available as needed, but good reading skills will be helpful.  Advance registration is not required but is recommended if purchasing scores.  Pitch will be A440.

Lee Lovallo has extensive experience in early music, dating to his founding Principia Musica, the Medieval-Renaissance ensemble at California State University, Bakersfield in 1978.  He established the annual series of Evensong performances in Sacramento 1982-1987 for which he edited and directed music of Orlando Gibbons. Since 2006 Dr. Lovallo has directed Renaissance Choir Sacramento for which he edited and led performances of Ockeghem’s Missa cuiusvis toni and directed a wide range of 15th and 16th century choral works.  He is active as an organ builder, specializing in historical style tracker pipe organs and serves as organist and as music director at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Antelope.   Following graduate work in music at SUNY Buffalo, Dr. Lovallo taught choir and music history in high schools and colleges in Northern California, recently took part in the Tallis Scholars Summer Course, the Musica Antica a Magnano seminar, and the San Francisco Early Music Society Medieval/Renaissance summer program.

Cost:  $10, free music downloads (see below) or copies available at workshop for $10, free parking.


3:00-3:10              Greetings and organization

3:10-4:30              Reading music by Tallis

4:30-4:40              break

4:40-5:00              Informal mini-concert & reception

Repertoire   (Ctrl-click in Word to open files in new window):

* Sacred Music in English

Out from the Deep

If Ye Love Me

* Sacred Music in Latin

In pace in idipsum  [note: alto and tenor exchange part mm. 22-49,59-end]

Audivi vocem  [note: soprano and alto exchange parts mm. 1-10]

* Secular Music in English

“When shall my sorrowful sighing slake”

“Like as the doleful dove”