GSCC Member Event

Motets of Influence

Hosting Ensemble: Byrd Ensemble
Event Type: Concert
Ticket Prices: $20-$30
Event Dates:
Saturday, October 13, 2018Oct 13, 2018, 8:00pm at St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA


Sacred music generally served a liturgical purpose, and often also a political one. Whether it was Tallis and Byrd dedicating large collections of motets to the Queen in return for a monopoly on music printing rights, or the music by Tallis used as a battle rallying cry when the King was at war with France, each piece comes with an interesting story and gives us a peek into the composers’ allegiances and a sense of the intertwined religious and political turbulence of the time.

Byrd Ensemble
Byrd Ensemble