Morning canticles from The First Service (Thomas Tomkins)

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Venite

  • (Posted 2018-10-26)   CPDL #51599:     
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2018-10-26).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 186 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor third; note values halved. Editorial accidentals and slurs added.

Te Deum

  • (Posted 2018-10-26)   CPDL #51600:     
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2018-10-26).   Score information: Letter, 13 pages, 226 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor third; note values halved. Editorial accidentals and slurs added.

Benedictus

  • (Posted 2018-10-26)   CPDL #51601:     
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2018-10-26).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 190 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor third; note values halved. Editorial accidentals and slurs added.

General Information

Title: Venite, Te Deum, and Benedictus (from the First Service)
Composer: Thomas Tomkins
Texts: Psalm 95, Te Deum, and Luke 1:68-79

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMorning Canticles

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella or Organ

Published: 1668 in Musica Deo sacra & ecclesiae Anglicanae (London: William Godbid).

Description: Tomkins's First Service includes three morning canticles: the Venite, Te Deum, and Benedictus.

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 95, Te Deum, and Benedictus Deus Israel.