Thomas Tallis’ Canon (string quartet)


Title: Thomas Tallis’ Canon

Composer: Thomas Tallis, arr. David Gable

Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello

Printout: 4 pages

Note: In this arrangement, the canon is preceded and followed by a chorale setting of the melody. The violin 2 part is playable on flute or oboe. Violin 1 can be played on flute or oboe by adjusting two low B’s.

Click here to check out our string quartet setting of Tallis’s theme used by Vaughan Williams in his famous Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. 


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