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TALLIS' CANON

Composer: Thomas Tallis

Thomas Tallis (b. Leicestershire [?], England, c. 1505; d. Greenwich, Kent, England 1585) was one of the few Tudor musicians who served during the reigns of Henry VIII: Edward VI, Mary, and Elizabeth I and managed to remain in the good favor of both Catholic and Protestant monarchs. He was court organist and composer from 1543 until his death, composing music for Roman Catholic masses and Anglican liturgies (depending on the monarch). With William Byrd, Tallis also enjoyed a long-term monopoly on music printing. Prior to his court connections Tallis had served at Waltham Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral. He composed mostly church music, including Latin motets, English anthems, settings of the liturgy, magnificats, and two sets of lamentations… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: TALLIS' CANON
Composer: Thomas Tallis (c. 1561)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 11711 22343 14433
Key: G Major
Source: Parker's Whole Psalter, c. 1561, adapt.
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

An Evening Hymn

All praise to You, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light.
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
Beneath the shelter of Your wings.

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Notes

TALLIS CANON is one of nine tunes Thomas Tallis (PHH 62) 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 (PHH 59) 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, especially when women sing the first part and men sing the second. The congregation could also sing the hymn as a four-part round (each entry at four beats). Try also to sing unaccompanied (organists could sound the first phrase of each entry and then sing along).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Hymn Tunes in Lower Keyes: The Book to Grab When the Congregation Complains that the Hymns are Too High!
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2011) pp. 278
  • Hymn Tunes in Lower Keys: The Book to Grab When the Congregation Complains that the Hymns are Too High!
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2011) pp. 278
  • 200 Last Verses: Completely Revised to Complement the Keys in Major Hymn Books
    Composer/Editor Noel Rawsthorne
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 177
  • The Really Big Descant Book - Full Music Edition: 250 Settings to Raise the Roof by the World's Finest Church Music Composers
    Composer/Editor Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 218
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ Volume 5: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 503 - 573
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck; Jayne Southwick Cool; Larry J. Long; Paul W. Hofreiter
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 565
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano Volume 5: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 503 - 573
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck; Timothy Shaw
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 565
  • The Art of Hymn Playing 2nd edition: 250 Preludes Introductions Free Accompaniments & Alternate Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2006) pp. 138, 140
  • Easy Hymn Settings Set 4 General (Communion)
    Composer/Editor Michael A. Burkhardt
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2004) pp. 26
  • Twenty-Five Organ Harmonizations: Alternate Hymn Settings in Various Styles
    Composer/Editor Harold J. Owen
    Published By: GIA Publications, Inc. (2002) pp. 25
  • 100 Alternative Hymn Tune Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Andrew Moore
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 49
  • Last Verse Extravaganza for Organ: 200 Fabulous Arrangements
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 178
  • Pull Out the Stops! Volume II: Congregational Song Accompaniments for Organ
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler; Keith Kolander
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2001) pp. 176
  • Let It Rip! At the Piano 2: Congregational Song Accompaniments Volume 2
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Eric Vollen
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2000) pp. 176
  • The Creative Use of the Organ in Worship
    Composer/Editor Hal H. Hopson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2000) pp. 158
  • The Ultimate Finishing Touch: Last-verse Arrangements of Well-loved Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2000) pp. 139
  • Finishing Touch: One Hundred Last Verse Arrangements of Well-Known Hymn Tunes - New and Enlarged Edition
    Composer/Editor Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 56
  • Free Harmonizations for Hymn-Singing II: 33 Free Hymn Accompaniments for Organ
    Composer/Editor Howard Helvey
    Published By: Beckenhorst Press, Inc. (1996) pp. 17
  • After the Last Verse: 200 Hymn Improvisations
    Composer/Editor Malcolm Archer
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1995) pp. 176
  • The Descant Hymn-Tune Book Book 1: A Collection of Well-Known Tunes
    Composer/Editor Geoffrey Shaw
    Published By: Novello and Company Limited (1995) pp. 31
  • Hymns for Occasions: One Hundred Special Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Colin Mawby
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1994) pp. 92
  • The Creative Organist: Harmonizations for Hymn Singing
    Composer/Editor John A. Behnke
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1993) pp. 30
  • Hymn Intonations, Preludes, and Free Harmonizations Volume III: Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Richard Proulx
    Published By: Selah Publishing Company, Inc. (1992) pp. 12
  • Fantasies on Nine Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Gerald Kemner
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1990) pp. 34
  • 20 Hymn Introductions
    Composer/Editor Kevin J. Sadowski
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1989) pp. 28
  • Free Harmonizations of Hymn Tunes: Volume II
    Composer/Editor D. DeWitt Wasson
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1986) pp. 4
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 39: General: Sou - Tru
    Composer/Editor Richard Hillert
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1986) pp. 23
  • All Praise to You, Eternal God: Organ Accompaniments for Thirty Hymn Tune Canons
    Composer/Editor Donald Busarow
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1980) pp. 34-35
  • Varied Organ Verses for Twelve Well-Known Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Kevin Norris
    Published By: Belwin-Mills Publishing Corporation (1980) pp. 39
  • Hymnal Plus Book 3
    Composer/Editors Robert M. Cundick; John Longhurst
    Published By: Sonos Music Resources Incorporated (1979) pp. 9
  • Hymns for Choirs
    Composer/Editor David Willcocks
    Published By: Oxford University Press (1976) pp. 54
  • Organ Descants for Selected Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor G. Winston Cassler
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1972) pp. 30
  • The Faber Books of Descants: Harmony Edition
    Composer/Editor Leslie Russell
    Published By: Faber Music Limited (1969) pp. 26
  • Free Organ Accompaniments to Hymns: Volume IV Festival Services
    Composer/Editor Harald Rohlig
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1967) pp. 14
  • Free Organ Accompaniment to Hymns Volume II: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany
    Composer/Editor Robert Wetzler
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1965) pp. 15
  • Free Harmonizations of Twelve Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor David N. Johnson
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1964) pp. 42
  • New Organ Settings for Hymns and Chorales Set II: Opus 22
    Composer/Editor Jan Bender
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1963) pp. 52
  • Thirty New Settings of Familiar Hymn Tunes: Pipe Organ and Hammond Registration
    Composer/Editor Harald Rohlig
    Published By: Abingdon Press (1963) pp. 24
  • 55 Hymn Intonations
    Composer/Editor Harald Rohlig
    Published By: Abingdon Press (1962) pp. 16
  • Free Organ Accompaniments to One Hundred Well-known Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor T. Tertius Noble
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1946) pp. 30
  • Varied Accompaniments to Thirty-four Well-known Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Eric Harding Thiman
    Published By: Oxford University Press (1937) pp. 13
  • Hymn Tunes with Varied Harmonies Book 1: For Pianoforte or Organ
    Composer/Editor Joseph E. Newell
    Published By: Edwin Ashdown, Limited (London) (1920) pp. 10

Organ Solo

  • Six Trumpet Voluntaries Quoting Hymns
    Composer/Editor Franklin D. Ashdown
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2019) pp. 28
  • A Walter Pelz Organ Anthology
    Composer/Editor Walter L. Pelz
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2018) pp. 12
  • Hymn Prelude Library Volume Eleven Tunes TUV: Lutheran Service Book
    Composer/Editors Kevin J. Hildebrand; Jonathan Eifert
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2017) pp. 4
  • The Organist's Library Volume 46
    Composer/Editor Robert C. Lau
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2009) pp. 49-51
  • Three Hymns for the Evening: Organ Solo
    Composer/Editor Franklin D. Ashdown
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2009) pp. 6
  • Easy Hymn Settings Set 4 General (Communion)
    Composer/Editor Michael A. Burkhardt
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2004) pp. 26
  • Hymn Preludes for the Church Year Book 2: Ordinary Time
    Composer/Editor Robert Fielding
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 246
  • Organ Miniatures: 200 Short Improvisations on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor June Nixon
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1999) pp. 173
  • Six General Hymn Improvisations Set 2
    Composer/Editor Michael A. Burkhardt
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1999) pp. 6
  • Three Evening Hymns Set 2
    Composer/Editor Robert A. Hobby
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1998) pp. 6
  • Great Evening Hymns Music for Manuals
    Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1997) pp. 3
  • 100 Hymn Preludes for Manuals
    Composer/Editor Andrew More
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 90
  • Grace Notes IV for Organ: Prayer, Praise and Thanksgiving
    Composer/Editor Timothy Albrecht
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1995) pp. 6
  • Laudate! Volume 2: Organ Music Based on the 100 Most Popular Hymns in Worship III and Gather
    Composer/Editors James W. Kosnik; Haig Mardirosian
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1995) pp. 11-14
  • 3 Hymns of Praise Set 2
    Composer/Editor Robert A. Hobby
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1994) pp. 10
  • Composer/Editor Paul O. Manz
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1992) pp. 8
  • Fantasies on Nine Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Gerald Kemner
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1990) pp. 34
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 39: General: Sou - Tru
    Composer/Editor Richard Hillert
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1986) pp. 22
  • Glad Anthems We Raise: For the Church Organist
    Composer/Editor Anna Laura Page
    Published By: Van Ness Press, Inc. (1984) pp. 40
  • Mel Bay Presents Six Postludes & Finales for Organ
    Composer/Editor L. Dean Bye
    Published By: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (1984) pp. 14
  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 17 Number 6 July 1983: A Bi-monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Howard Wells; Robert Hilf
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1983) pp. 51
  • Jesus Is Lord of All: Hymn Preludes for Organ
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Robert J. Powell
    Published By: Broadman Press (1978) pp. 21
  • 10 Hymns for Young Organists
    Composer/Editor V. Earle Copes
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1975) pp. 12
  • The Bristol Collection of Contemporary Hymn Tune Preludes for Organ Volume Three
    Composer/Editor Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr.
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1975) pp. 38
  • Three Hymn Preludes: For Solo Organ
    Composer/Editor Dwight Gustafson
    Published By: Shawnee Press, Inc. (1969) pp. 2
  • Hymn Preludes for the Liturgical Year Volume VII Matins Lauds Sext None Vespers Compline: For Organ in 24 Volumes Opus 100
    Composer/Editor Flor Peeters
    Published By: C. F. Peters Corporation (1966) pp. 17
  • Six Hymn Tune Preludes
    Composer/Editor Philip Gehring
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1966) pp. 6
  • Thirty New Settings of Familiar Hymn Tunes: Pipe Organ and Hammond Registration
    Composer/Editor Harald Rohlig
    Published By: Abingdon Press (1963) pp. 24
  • Ten Chorale Improvisations: Opus. 5
    Composer/Editor Paul O. Manz
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1962) pp. 18
  • An Introduction to the Art of Trio-Playing
    Composer/Editor Stainton de B. Taylor
    Published By: Hinrichsen Edition Ltd. (1961) pp. 7
  • Chorale Preludes on Seven Hymn Tunes: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Gordon Young
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1960) pp. 19
  • Chorale Preludes on Seven Hymn Tunes for Organ
    Composer/Editor Gordon Young
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1960) pp. 19
  • Crusade Choral Preludes on Seven Hymn Tunes: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Gordon Young
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1960) pp. 19
  • Thirty-Five Interludes on Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Joseph W. Clokey
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1958) pp. 50
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 18 Number 6 August 1955: Voluntaries for the Church Organ
    Composer/Editor Ellen Jane Lorenz
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1955) pp. 70
  • 7 Chorale Preludes On Tunes Found in American Hymnals: For Pipe or Hammond Organ
    Composer/Editor Richard Irven Purvis
    Published By: Carl Fischer, Inc. (1949) pp. 20

Piano and Organ Duet

  • All Praise to Thee: Organ / Piano Duets
    Composer/Editor Robert Graham
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1989) pp. 14

Piano Solo

  • Hymn Miniatures for Piano
    Composer/Editor John Carter
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2016) pp. 61
  • Worship Suites: Incidental Music for Service and Sacrament
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2005) pp. 65
  • PedalPoint Volume 20 Number 4 July August September 2001: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Keith Whitmore
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (2001) pp. 12
  • Hallelujah, What a Savior! Volume 2: Extraordinary Settings of Hymns, Spirituals, and Chants
    Composer/Editor Charity Book Putnam
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1998) pp. 31

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

  • Simple Gifts: Piano Duets for One Piano, Four Hands
    Composer/Editor Ellen Foncannon
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1988) pp. 30

Instruments: Organ and Trumpet

  • An American Tribute: A Suite of Patriotic Songs
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Powell
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2006) pp. 3

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #449
Text: All Praise to You, My God, This Night
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