Libera nos (Thomas Tallis)
- Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2019-09-25). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 167 kB Copyright: CC BY NC ND
- Edition notes: Edited from London, British Library Add. MSS 37402-6 at source pitch. Note values halved. Underlay added editorially.
Title: Libera nos
Composer: Thomas Tallis
Description: A five-part setting around a plainsong cantus firmus 'Libera nos, salva nos'. The original lacks underlay and may or may not have been conceived for voices. However, the text fits comfortably enough and the source in which the piece survives includes other textless pieces that are known to have had a choral origin.
Original text and translations
Libera nos, salva nos, iustifica nos, o beata Trinitas!