Thomas Tallis’ Canon (intermediate strings)
Title: Thomas Tallis’ Canon
Composer: Thomas Tallis, arr. David Gable
Key: G Major
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.