John Speller's Web Pages Whyte, Prayse hym in the Symbales and Daunces

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An interesting example of an early English choral anthem in fugal form, based on the plainsong melody which is given out by the basses at the beginning. The son of an organ builder, Whyte was a chorister at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was later admitted a Bachelor of Music. He was successively organist of Ely Cathedral, where he succeeded his father-in-law Christopher Tye, of Chester Cathedral and of Westminster Abbey, where he and his family died of the plague in 1574.
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