It is generally agreed by music historians that Tallis wrote this piece as intended for AATB but it is usually heard today in SATB format. I personally prefer the AATB version and also sung at a slightly slower tempo than may be expected. This in my opinion accentuates the tonal qualities of each part in much more detail.
The piece is suitable for singing either as an Introit or Anthem. Typical Tallis - recommended. Anonymous
- (Newport, United Kingdom)