If Ye Love Me (Tallis, Thomas)
Free public domain sheet music from IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library
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Robert A. Hudson
taken from the Wanley Manuscripts
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For 2 Guitars (Grayson)
For Guitar solo (Grayson)
|Work Title||If Ye Love Me|
|Alternative Title||If Ye Love Me Keep My Commandments|
|First Publication||1560 or earlier|
|Librettist||New Testament (John 14:15-21)|
|Average Duration||3 minutes|
|Instrumentation||4 Voices (AATB) (organ ad. lib.)|
This is Tallis' most famous anthem.
- "Printed in Day's Certaine notes set forthe in foure and three partes (1560)" Many copies are in C major, with manuscript-copy parts (as is not rare) scattered over various locations (though one or two locations have in this case a complete set of choral parts.) Not described as a motet or anthem, though in the Madrigal Society collection. Note: Attributed to Boyce in one source, to Tallis in some others. (It is described as an anthem in Cole's "Thomas Tallis and His Music in Victorian England".)