Psalm 139 Tallis

Date: 8/30/2015
Type: Concert
Price: FREE

First line: All-seeing Lord, Whose pow'r unknown
Tune name: 6th Mode Melody
stanzas: 1, 2, 3, 4
Genre: Renaissance
Source: Congregational Psalter
Composer: Thomas Tallis, PD
Author: Robert Bridges, PD
Singer: Michael E. Owens
Quality: 3
Comments: Any number of Psalms would work to this exquisite tune, but it was originally set to Psalm 139, albeit a very inferior setting (Archbishop Parker). Bridges' version is heavily paraphrased and idiosyncractic, but the poetry is so beautiful I've got to have it. 

Michael E. Owens Michael E. Owens is an amateur musician serving the Reformed and Mennonite communities from Lancaster County, PA. Michael was born in 1974, and is a piano technician and music engraver by trade.