Candidi facti sunt (Thomas Tallis)
- Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2022-01-25). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 173 kB Copyright: CC BY NC ND
- Edition notes: Edited from the Byrd/Tallis Cantiones Sacrae of 1575 with plainsong added from the 1520 printed Sarum antiphonal. Transposed up a fourth to compensate for the low clefs. Original note values retained. A critical commentary is appended to the score.
- Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2021-11-18). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 63 kB Copyright: CC BY NC
- Edition notes:
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2009-04-02). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 115 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed up a 4th for SATBarB.
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2009-02-18). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 113 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed up a 5th for SATTB.
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2009-02-18). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 114 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: At (very low) published pitch for ATBBB.
Title: Candidi facti sunt
Composer: Thomas Tallis
First published: 1575 in Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur, no. 22
Manuscript 1580 in Dow Partbooks, no. 21
Manuscript c.1560-1590 in British Library Add. MS 30480-30484 (Hamond Partbooks), no. 52
Description: A cantus firmus setting of a responsory for Vespers and Matins of the Common of Apostles during Eastertide in the Use of Sarum. After the death of Mary Tudor and the Abandonment of the Latin liturgy, Elizabethan singers are most likely to have sung it as a simple motet without the plainsong interpolations originally intended.
- Recording by Andrew Parrott and the Taverner Choir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg5lmKvl1gs
Original text and translations
Candidi facti sunt nazarei ejus, alleluya. Splendorem Dei dederunt, alleluya. Et sicut lac coagulati sunt, alleluya.
Radiant white became his Nazarites, alleluia; they gave splendour to God, alleluia, and are curdled like milk, alleluia.