Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Donald Macleod traces Tallis's career through the reign of 'Bloody' Mary and into that of her hated half-sister, Elizabeth I. There's music from both ends of the spectrum of Tallis's output - the simplicity of the setting (in English) of If ye love me, and the glorious, 40-part motet (in Latin), Spem in alium, one of the great masterpieces of music from any age.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Thu 30 Sep 2010 22:00

Composer Help Page


Find resources and contacts for composers from within the classical music industry.

Take a tour of Ravel's house

At Ravel's house at Montfort l'Amaury

Sara Mohr-Pietsch reveals Ravel's character in his exquisitely-decorated house near Paris

The absurdly talented Herr Mendelssohn


Donald Macleod reveals Mendelssohn's gift for sketching and watercolours.

Composers A to Z


Visit the extensive audio archive of Radio 3 programmes about Composers and their works.