SATB and Organ (also may be performed a cappella). Tallis' Dorian Service is a gem of Renaissance art. It is in four parts with clear syllabic word-setting and represents the prototype of the early English anthem. This edition has been transposed up for modern choirs. A gorgeous setting of the evening canticles.
- Tallis’ alto part is written in the tenor clef; here it is transposed into a typical treble clef for female altos. The whole is here transposed up a minor third.
- This keyboard part is essentially as given in the collected works of Tallis; it is not an exact keyboard reduction of the voice parts. It shows occasional rhythmic and notational differences from the voice parts, suggesting that performance with keyboard might have been expected. On a few occasions this edition adds notes to the keyboard part to reinforce the voice parts.
- Accidentals in parentheses above the staff (in the Nunc dimittis) indicate variant readings in some original sources.
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