Short (Dorian) Service (Thomas Tallis)

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  • (Posted 2016-05-09)  CPDL #39612:       
Editor: Simon Biazeck (submitted 2016-05-09).   Score information: Unknown   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed and edited using all the available sources, this edition transposes the work up a tone and presents it in short score for SATB.
  • (Posted 2013-11-02)  CPDL #30476:     
Editor: Christopher Upton (submitted 2013-11-02).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 109 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
Edition notes: Taken from the Peterhouse partbooks (Latter Caroline set) at Transposed up a fourth for SATB.
  • (Posted 2012-12-31)  CPDL #27913:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-12-31).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 134 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This edition is offered at the original key for SATB and also (with no change other than the use of an octave clef) for ATTB. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. (Barring revised and PDF updated on 30th June, 2018)
  • (Posted 2003-11-20)  CPDL #06120:  Magnificat     (Sibelius 2) Score information: A4, 3 pages, 60 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2003-11-20)  CPDL #06121:  Nunc dimittis     (Sibelius 2) Score information: A4, 2 pages, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Editor: Andrew Crookall (submitted 2003-11-20).  
Edition notes: Sibelius file retrieved through Transposed up a major 3rd.
  • (Posted 2000-03-03)  CPDL #00727:         
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2000-03-03).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 112 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a major 3rd, for SATB. Revised 2008-02-01.

General Information

Title: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis from the Short Service in the Dorian mode
Composer: Thomas Tallis

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or ATTB
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c. 1625-1640 in the Peterhouse Partbooks: Latter Caroline Set (John Cosin)
First published: 1760 in Cathedral Music, Volume 1, p. 37, 41

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Magnificat and Nunc dimittis.