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  1. Tallis, Thomas Tallis(noun)

    English organist and composer of church and secular music; was granted a monopoly in music printing with William Byrd (1505-1585)

  2. prayer shawl, tallith, tallis(noun)

    (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each corner; worn by Jews at morning prayer

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  1. Thomas Tallis

    Thomas Tallis was an English composer who occupies a primary place in anthologies of English choral music, and is considered one of England's greatest composers. He is honoured for his original voice in English musicianship. No contemporary portrait of Tallis survives: that painted by Gerard Vandergucht, dates from 150 years after Tallis died, and there is no reason to suppose that it is a likeness. In a rare existing copy of his black letter signature, the composer spelled his last name "Tallys."

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