Te lucis ante terminum (festal tone) (Thomas Tallis)

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  • (Posted 2020-11-29)  CPDL #61715:     
Editor: Simon Biazeck (submitted 2020-11-29).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 107 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch with plainsong and secondary editorial 'Englished' text for singing.
  • (Posted 2012-07-09)  CPDL #26731:   
Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2012-07-09).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 160 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed up a tone from original written pitch, for SATBarB
  • (Posted 2004-01-30)  CPDL #06606:      (Finale 2002)
Editor: Paul R. Marchesano (submitted 2004-01-30).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 120 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Setting of vs. 2, "Procul recedant somnia" only. Festal and Ferial tone, but lacking plainsong - Tallis's polyphony only.
  • (Posted 2001-10-31)  CPDL #03070:         
Editor: Laurent Vauclin (submitted 2001-10-31).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 95 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Festal Tone only. No plainsong. See discussion section for notes on minor errors.

General Information

Title: Te lucis ante terminum (festal tone)
Composer: Thomas Tallis

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur, no. 20
Description: One of two settings by Tallis of this text; for the other one, and for editions of both settings, see Te lucis ante terminum (ferial tone)

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Te lucis ante terminum.