Solemn Prelude on a Theme of Thomas Tallis composed by Gerald Near (1942-). For organ. General, Lent, Holy Week/Three Days, Tenebrae. Medium. Single sheet. 7 pages. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.10-168).
Composer Gerald Near uses the Third Mode Melody by Thomas Tallis as its primary theme in this composition. The piece allows for great expressiveness and has a fluid, forward motion. Appropriate for many times in the church year, and particularly useful during the Lenten season.