Thomas Tallis’ Canon (intermediate strings)


Title: Thomas Tallis’ Canon

Composer: Thomas Tallis, arr. David Gable

Key: G Major

Meter: 4/4

Tempo: Moderato

Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Alt. Cello (doubles viola); Cello/Bass

Printout: 9 pages, including score and parts

Notes: Tallis wrote this canon to the words of the Doxology, but many other lyrics have been set to his tune as well. Original canon can be played in up to eight parts. This setting starts with a 4-part harmonization of the theme, which is followed by a four-part canon.


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