Quod chorus vatum (Thomas Tallis)

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  • (Posted 2019-02-15)  CPDL #53295:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2019-02-15).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 374 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the early sources at the original pitch and in the original note values. The missing Tenor part in verse 2 has been reconstructed by the editor. A critical commentary is appended to the score.
  • (Posted 2013-09-26)  CPDL #30195:   
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2013-09-26).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The Tenor part in verse 2 is missing in the sources. This edition uses the reconstruction in Tudor Church Music, vol.6 (OUP, 1928).

General Information

Title: Quod chorus vatum
Composer: Thomas Tallis
Lyricist: Rabanus Maurus

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredOffice hymn

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript ca. 1575 in The Baldwin Partbooks, no. 84

Description: Setting of the Compline hymn for the Purification of the BVM (the Presentation/Candlemas)

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Quod chorus vatum.