Tallis & Byrd, publishers by appointment

…we gyve and graunt full priviledge and [sole] licence unto our welbeloved srvanttes Thomas Tallys and Willm Byrde two of the gentlemen of our Chappell …to imprint or cause to be imprinted anye and as many sett songes or songes in partes  as to them shall from tyme to tyme seame expedient in the Englishe laten frenche and Italien tonges … or in any other tong tonges or languages that may serve for the musick either of churche or chamber or otherwise to be songe or playde.





[Patent from Elizabeth I granted to Tallis and Byrd for the printing of music and manuscript (music) paper.]

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