Tallis, Thomas (ca. 1505–1585)

External identifiers
Variant names Tallys, Talles
  • Organist at Dover Priory (1532–)
  • Gentleman of the Chapel Royal
  • Chorister of St Mary-at-Hill, London (1537–1538)
  • Chorister at Canterbury Cathedral (1540–)
  • Chorister at the Chapel Royal (ca. 1543–1585)
Composition Appears in
(unidentified mass): Domine Deus rex caelestis
A new commandment
A point
A solfing song
Absterge Domine
? Aeterne rex altissime, v.2: Scandens tribunal dexterae patris
All people that on earth do dwell
Alleluia [Verse: Ora pro nobis]
As Caesar wept
Audivi vocem de caelo
Ave Dei patris filia
Ave Dei patris filia: (opening trio)
Ave Dei patris filia: Ave Jesu
Ave Dei patris filia: Ave plena gratia
Ave Dei patris filia: Ave virgo foeta
Ave Dei patris filia: (final section) O gloriosissima
Ave Dei patris filia: (trio, Ave Domini filia)
Ave Dei patris filia: (trio: Esto nobis)
Ave mulierum sanctissima
Ave rosa sine spinis
Ave rosa sine spinis (extract: Dominus tecum)
Ave rosa sine spinis (extract: Et benedictus)
Ave rosa sine spinis (extract: Gratia plena)
Ave rosa sine spinis (extract: O quam dulcis)
Ave rosa sine spinis (extract: Per pregustum)
Ave rosa sine spinis (extract: opening duo)
Ave rosa sine spinis: (extract: Maria stella)
Beati immaculati / Blessed are those that are undefiled / Blessed are they that keep his testimonies
Benedictus for four voices (Canticle)
Blessed are those that be undefiled (=Beati immaculati)
Blessed be thy name (= Mihi autem nimis)
Bulschafft schadt neut
Candidi Facti sunt = Facti sunt Nazarei eius candidi
Christ rising again - 1a pars (of 2): Christ rising again
Christ rising again - 2a pars (of 2): Christ is risen
Come Holy Ghost eternal God
Derelinquit impius viam suam
Discomfort them, O Lord (= Absterge Domine)
Domine quis habitabit - 1a pars (of 2): Domine quis habitabit
Domine quis habitabit - 2a pars (of 2): Ad nihillum deductus
Domine quis habitabit [2p. Ad nihillum deductus]
Dum transisset sabbatum, Maria Magdalene / Aromata emerunt
Ecce tempus idoneum (I)
Ecce tempus idoneum (II)
Et in terra pax [Gloria]
Euge caeli
Even like the hunted hind the water brooks desire
Evening service in Latin: Magnificat
Evening service in Latin: Nunc dimittis
Ex more docti mistico
Expend O Lord my plaint
First Preces and Psalmes 119:9-32; and Responce
First Preces and Responses
Fond youth is a bubble = Purge me O Lord
Gaude gloriosa Dei mater
Gaude gloriosa Dei mater (extract: opening trio, Gaude gloriosa Dei mater)
Gaude gloriosa Dei mater (extract: trio, Gaude Virgo Maria quae corpore et anima)
Gaude sancta virgo
Gloria tibi, Domine
God grant with grace
Haec dies
Have mercy upon me, O God (= O sacrum convivium)
Hear the voice and prayer
Homo quidam fecit caenam magnam et misit
Honor, virtus et potestas
How long shall mine enemies
I call and cry to Thee (= O sacrum convivium)
Iam Christus astra
Iam lucis orto sidere
If ye love me
In ieiunio et fletu
In manus tuas Domine
In nomine (I)
In nomine (II)
In nomine a4
In pace in idipsum
Iste confessor
? Je nilli croyss
Jesu salvator saeculi, Verbum
Kyrie eleison
Lamentationes Jeremiae (I) - 1a pars (of 2): Incipit lamentatio Jeremie prophete
Lamentationes Jeremiae (I) - 2a pars (of 2): Beth. Plorans ploravit in nocte
Lamentationes Jeremiae (II) - 1a pars (of 3): De lamentatione Jeremiae
Lamentationes Jeremiae (II) - 2a pars (of 3): Omnes persecutores
Lamentationes Jeremiae (II) - 3a pars (of 3): Facti sunt hostes
Lamentations (II): 1p. De lamentatione Jeremie prophete, 2p. Omnes persecutores, 3p.Facti sunt hostes
Lamentations I & II
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes, laudate eum
Let God arise in majesty
Libera me Domine
Like as the dolefull dove
Litany (4vv version)
Loquebantur variis linguis
Man blessed no doubt who walketh not out
Mass for Four Voices: Agnus dei
Mass for Four Voices: Benedictus
Mass for Four Voices: Credo
Mass for Four Voices: Gloria
Mass for Four Voices: Sanctus
Mihi autem nimis honorati sunt
Miserere mihi Domine
Miserere nostri Domine
Missa Puer natus est nobis: Agnus Dei
Missa Puer natus est nobis: Credo
Missa Puer natus est nobis: Gloria
Missa Puer natus est nobis: Sanctus
Missa Salve intemerata: Agnus Dei
Missa Salve intemerata: Benedictus
Missa Salve intemerata: Credo
Missa Salve intemerata: Gloria
Missa Salve intemerata: Sanctus
Natus est nobis
Not everyone that saith unto me
? O Lord in thee
O Lord of hosts, King most mighty
O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit
O come in one to praise the
O nata lux de lumine
O sacred and holy banquet (= O sacrum convivium
O sacrum convivium in quo Christus sumitur
O salutaris hostia
O sing unto the Lord a new song
O ye tender babes
? Out of the deep
Preces and Responses II
Procul recedant omnia
Quod chorus vatum [= Haec Deum coeli ] (v. 4: Tu libens votis petimus)
Quod chorus vatum haec Deum
Quod chorus vatum, v.2: Haec Deum caeli
Remember not, O Lord God (= Ne reminiscaris)
? Responses with Lord's Prayer
Rex Christe clementissime (= last two verses of Sermone blando)
Rex sanctorum
Salvator mundi (I)
Salvator mundi (II)
Salve intemerata dei mater
Salve intemerata virgo - 1a pars (of 4): Salve intemerata virgo Maria
Salve intemerata virgo - 1a pars (of 4): [extract] Annae mulieris
Salve intemerata virgo - 2a pars (of 4): Tu nimirum
Salve intemerata virgo - 3a pars (of 4): Per haec nos
Salve intemerata virgo - 4a pars (of 4): Secundum humanitatem
Salve intemerata virgo Maria
Sancte Deus
Sanctus and Gloria
See and behold (= Gaude gloriosa)
Sermone blando Illae dum pergunt concitae Apostolis
Short/Dorian Service T / B / K / S / C / M / N
Short/Dorian Service: Benedictus (Canticle)
Short/Dorian Service: Creed
Short/Dorian Service: Gloria
Short/Dorian Service: Kyrie
Short/Dorian Service: Magnificat
Short/Dorian Service: Nunc dimittis
Short/Dorian Service: Responses to the Commandments
Short/Dorian Service: Sanctus
Short/Dorian Service: T / B / K / Gos / C / M / N
Short/Dorian Service: Te Deum
Short/Dorian Service: Venite
Sing and glorify [= Spem in alium]
Suscipe quaeso Domine - 1a pars (of 2): Suscipe quaeso Domine vocem confitentis
Suscipe quaeso Domine - 2a pars (of 2): Si enim iniquitates recordaberis
Suscipe quaeso Domine II: Si enim iniquitates
Te lucis ante terminum (I)
Te lucis ante terminum (II)
Teach me thy way, O Lord
? This is my commandment
Tu fabricator omnium [= Jesu Salvator saeculi, v. 2]
Veni redemptor ()
Veni redemptor (II)
Verily I say unto you
Videte miraculum
Was tag und nacht
When Jesus went (adaptation of motet Salvator Mundi II)
? When shall my sorrowful sighing
When shall my sorrowful sighing slake
Why brag'st in malice high
Why fumeth in sight the Gentiles
Wipe away my sins [=Absterge Domine]
With all our hearts and mouth (= Salvator mundi (I))
[Clarifica me pater (I)]
[Clarifica me pater (II)]
[Clarifica me pater (III)]
[Hodie] Gloria in excelsis
[Iam Christus astra] (v. 2) Solemnis urgebat dies
[Salvator mundi Domine] Adesto nunc propitius