Talk:Audivi vocem (Thomas Tallis)

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There seems to be some glitches in the text underlay ( hyphens, etc. ). ChuckGiffen

Some comments on the score by Mick Swithinbank

It is worth noting that this score ought to include two sections of plainchant, one after bar 10 (completing the words 'Audivi vocem de caelo' etc) and one at the end.

Mike - Send me the final chant as an upload file, and put the file pointer HERE, and I'll add the final chant.

Proof-reading:

Title: Audivi (not Audivit)

Soprano:
b. 3 Insert minim rest before last note
b. 5 Insert minim rest before 2nd note, which should be D, not E
b. 7 Insert minim rest before last note
b. 9 Editorial natural required above last note?
b. 14 Insert minim A at end, tied over
b. 15 Tie to first note; dotted minim for B flat
b. 16 First note: dotted breve
b. 18 B flat should be a G (and a dotted breve)
b. 19-20 Gs should be As
b. 21 Insert semibreve rest at beginning of bar; delete same from middle of bar
b. 23 Same comment, and the C should be aligned after the alto's A.
b. 24 The rests should be minim, semibreve, minim, in that order.
b. 28 Dotted breve; this note should be A, not C.

Alto:
b.2 Insert semibreve rest at beginning
b.4 Insert minim rest before last note; tie last note over to b.5
b.6 Insert minim rest before last note
b.8 Insert semibreve and minim rests in middle
b.16 Order of last two notes should be reversed (dotted minim G followed by crotchet F)
b.17 est should appear a minim later, under D, with fa- moved correspondingly to the right, and the penultimate note should be C natural
b.18 First note should be a tone lower
b.19 Insert minim rest at beginning
b.22 Insert semibreve rest at end
b.23 Insert minim rest at beginning
b.24 Insert minim rest at beginning
b.27 Insert semibreve and minim rests at beginning

Tenor:
b.3 Insert semibreve rest at beginning
b.5 Insert minim rest before last note
b.6, second half of bar: breve
b.7 Insert minim rest after first note
b.8 Tie last note to next bar
b.22 Insert semibreve rest at beginning
b.23 Insert semibreve rest at end, not middle of bar
b.24 Penultimate note: F, not E

Bass:
b.5 Insert semibreve rest at beginning
b.7 Insert minim rest before last note
b.10, second half of bar: breve
b.22 Semibreve rest followed by minim rest at beginning of bar, not among notes

A couple of extra points concerning the score to which I previously suggested changes. In bar 9, the alto's first three notes appear to be identical to the soprano's, whereas they should be: whole note B flat, half-note A. In bar 21 the alto's penultimate note (quarter-note F) should be deleted, so that the first note in bar 22 (likewise a quarter-note F) can be brought forward into bar 21. In bar 22, the alto's C sharp should be a half-note and its penultimate note in this bar should be editorially modified to C natural. In bar 28, the tenor should have C sharp rather than C natural, by analogy with bar 7, creating a nice false relation. Some editions also have a passage of plainsong at the end, which is not included here.