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  • Taverner- O Wilhelme, paster bone
    • When?
      • 1528
    • Where?
      • Oxford
    • For what purpose?
      • Song written in honour of 12 century Saint Williams
      • Commissioned by Cardinal Wolsey, Archbishop of York and Lord Chancellor to King Henry VIII
    • Musical features indicative of the style
      • This work was written to honour a previous Archbishop William of York.
      • It is essentially a sung prayer and is in Latin as England was at the time Roman Catholic.
      • It was intended to be sung A cappella by an all male choir.
      • This work has all the hallmarks of early English Church music including varied textures, modality and root position and 1st inversion chord.
    • Vocabulary
      • A cappella- unaccompanied
      • Syllabic- one syllable per note


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