The Composer Rescued by 'Fifty Shades of Gray'

Thomas Tallis was forgotten, but the mention of him in a contemporary bestseller has rescued one of his works from oblivion.

Who has ever heard of the composer Thomas Tallis? Not many people, apparently, and with even greater certainty it can be assumed no one has ever listened to a complete work of his. And with quite good reason: Tallis (1505-1585 ) was one of England's early Renaissance composers. In his day he was one of the greats and served in the courts of King Henry XIII, King Edward VI, Queen Mary Tudor and finally Queen...