Salvator mundi I (Thomas Tallis)

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See also: Tallis's other setting of this text

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  • CPDL #16540: Icon_pdf.gif Icon_snd.gif
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2008-04-07).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 101 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key, for ATTBB. Revised Jan 09
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2001-04-18).   Score information: 140 kbytes   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a major second, for SAATB.

General Information

Title: Salvator Mundi
Composer: Thomas Tallis
Text: Matins Antiphon, The Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Number of voices: 5vv  Voicing: ATTBB, SAATB
Genre: Sacred, Motet

Language: Latin
Instruments: a cappella
Published: Cantiones sacrae (1575), no.1

Description:

External websites:

  • Image of the bass part of this work in the transcription by Robert Dow (1553-88) at the library of Christ Church, Oxford.

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Salvator mundi, salva nos;
qui per crucem et sanguinem redemisti nos,
auxiliare nobis, te deprecamur, Deus noster.


English.png English translation

Translation supplied by The St. Ann Choir, directed by William Mahrt

Savior of the world, save us,
who through thy cross and blood didst redeem us:
help us, we beseech thee, our God.

Korean.png Korean translation

구세주여 저희를 구하옵소서
십자가와 성혈로서 저희를 구속한
하느님께 비나이다, 저희를 도우소서