Salvator mundi Domine (Thomas Tallis)

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  • (Posted 2019-02-15)   CPDL #53296:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2019-02-15).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 399 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the early sources at the original pitch and in the original note values. A critical commentary is appended to the score.
  • CPDL #30174:   
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2013-09-21).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Salvator mundi Domine
Composer: Thomas Tallis

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredOffice hymn

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

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Description: An alternatim setting (vv. 2,4,5) of the Compline hymn Salvator mundi Domine, not to be confused with either of the settings of Salvator mundi, salva nos published in 1575.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Salvator mundi Domine
qui nos salvasti hodie:
in hac nocte nos protege,
et salva omni tempore.

Adesto nunc propitius,
Et parce supplicantibus:
Tu dele nostra crimina,
Tu tenebras illumina.

Ne mentem somnus opprimat:
nec hostis nos surripiat:
nec ullis caro petimus
commaculetur sordibus.

Te, reformator sensuum,
Votis precamur cordium,
Ut puri castis mentibus
surgamus a cubilibus.

Deo Patri sit gloria,
Eiusque soli Filio,
Cum Spiritu Paracleto
et nunc et in perpetuum.
Amen.