Tallis' Canon Variations

From Wind Repertory Project
Thomas Tallis

Thomas Tallis (arr. John C. Worley)

General Info

Year: 1561 / 1992
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Choir
Publisher: Dorn Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $16.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Tallis Canon is one of nine tunes Thomas Tallis contributed to Matthew Parker's Psalter (around 1561). There it was used as a setting for Psalm 67. In the original tune the melody began in the tenor, followed by the soprano, and featured repeated phrases. Thomas Ravenscroft published the tune, with the repeat phrases omitted, in his Whole Book of Psalmes (1621). The Ravenscroft version is the setting that virtually all modern hymnals use for this text.

Tallis Canon is a round most congregations can easily sing in two parts.

- Program Note from Hymnary.org


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Bowling Green (Ohio) State University Wind Symphony (Bruce Moss, conductor) - 16 April 2021

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