Tallis Third Mode Melody Processional for Strings & Organ

Composer
Thomas Tallis
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The Third Mode Melody was written by Tallis for inclusion in Archbishop Parker’s Psalter of 1567, and is famous today, most probably due to Vaughan Williams orchestral "Fantasy on a theme by Thomas Tallis.

This arrangement for String Orchestra (with optional organ and percussion) is in three parts: (See also the arrangement for Brass Quintet) Part I: has the melody played by the horn (in tenor register, where Tallis himself placed the melody.)

Part II: theme given to Viola

Part III: A Processional arrangement, influenced by Canzona style.

I have tried to keep to the original rhythm, which was based on textual(word) accent, rather than equal measures. [This turned out harder than I thought!] As bar lines only appeared at the end of each line of the original stanza, I have inserted dashed lines to help mark out the rythmical pulses.


Score ID
67844
Composer
Thomas Tallis
Lyricist
Bernard Kirkpatrick
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
4 minutes
Instrumentation
String orchestra
Genre
Classical music
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