Salve intemerata (Thomas Tallis)
- Editor: Paul R. Marchesano (submitted 2015-08-25). Score information: Letter, 20 pages, 224 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed up one whole tone. Note values halved.
Title: Salve intemerata
Composer: Thomas Tallis
Description: One of Tallis's earliest works, whose earliest surviving copy dates from around 1525. It subsequently became one of his most frequently-transmitted works. It is set in the Phrygian mode and has a long, rather turgid prose text exploring the nature of Christ and the role of the Virgin Mary. Tallis designed a motet with a duration of approximately 14-15 minutes employing clever use of imitation and contrasting the texture via duets, trios and full five-voice ensemble.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Salve intemerata.