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Tye, Christopherlocked

(c. 1505–1571x3)
  • Nigel Davison


Tye, Christopher (c. 1505–1571x3), composer and poet, was probably born in East Anglia, where the name was quite common. Nothing is known of his parents or youth.

Suggestions that he was born about 1497 and was a chorister at King's College, Cambridge, in 1511 and 1512 cannot be verified (a choirboy ...

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