Salvator mundi I (Thomas Tallis)

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See also: Tallis's other setting of this text

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  • (Posted 2016-06-12)   CPDL #39992:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-06-12).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-10)   CPDL #37480:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2015-11-10).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 119 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: A bar-less edition for mixed voices in B flat minor. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-06-05)   CPDL #35659:   
Editor: Michael Aves (submitted 2015-06-05).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: PDF file for Tallis' Salvator mundi I. SATB score in modern notation, up a tone, note values halved.
  • CPDL #28161:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2013-01-28).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Mensural notation, original note values and key signature, clefs modernized, musica ficta clearly marked. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #16540:     
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2008-04-07).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 101 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key, for ATTBB. Revised Jan 09
  • CPDL #02529:       
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2001-04-18).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 133 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a major second, for SAATB.

General Information

Title: Salvator mundi
Composer: Thomas Tallis
Text: Matins Antiphon, The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: ATTBarB, SAATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur, no. 1
 Manuscript 1580 in Dow Partbooks, no. 20

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Salvator mundi, salva nos.