Loquebantur variis linguis (Thomas Tallis)

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  • (Posted 2022-09-13) 
CPDL #70785:  Original pitch for SSTTBarBB    
CPDL #70784:  Transposed up a major third for SSAATBB    
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2022-09-13).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 633 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from John Baldwin's partbooks and 'commonplace book'. Original note values retained. Plainsong verses added.
  • (Posted 2020-05-27)  CPDL #58855:       
Editor: James Wetzel (submitted 2020-05-27).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SSAATBB voicing.
  • (Posted 2019-03-04)  CPDL #53454:       
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2019-03-04).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 147 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a major third (two sharps; SSAATBB). Original note values; editorial accidentals added. Plainsong included. This edition was originally prepared for Andrew McShane and the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir.
  • (Posted 2018-10-10)  CPDL #51465:     
Editor: Gary Harney (submitted 2018-10-10).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 149 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SSAATBB, plainsong included.
  • (Posted 2011-06-17)  CPDL #23751:   
Editor: Edward Tambling (submitted 2011-06-17).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In original key (and in original note values) for AATTBarBB. Includes chant
  • (Posted 2010-05-27)  CPDL #21693:     
Editor: Edward Jones (submitted 2010-05-27).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 138 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: SSAATBB voicing. Sibelius 5 file also availiable on request. May be photocopied and used for any purpose. The editor would also like to be notified upon using this edition.
  • (Posted 2010-05-27)  CPDL #21678:      (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Lewis Jones (submitted 2010-05-25).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: SSTTTBB voicing. In the original key.
  • (Posted 2010-02-09)  CPDL #20957:      (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Steve Johnson (submitted 2010-02-09).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SSAATBB voicing, includes 2 pitch options for the plainsong sections.
  • (Posted 2001-01-22)  CPDL #01996:      (Finale 2000)
Editor: Adam P. Cole (submitted 2001-01-22).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 89 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SSATTBB voicing. Unison chant and polyphonic setting in two separate Finale files.

General Information

Title: Loquebantur variis linguis
Composer: Thomas Tallis

Number of voices: 7vv   Voicing: SSATTBB, SSAATBB, SSTTTBB, or AATTBarBB
Genre: SacredMotetResponsory at First Vespers, Pentecost

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript ca. 1575 in The Baldwin Partbooks, no. 106

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Loquebantur variis linguis and Gloria Patri.