Communion Service (John Merbecke)

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  • (Posted 2019-01-20)  CPDL #52967:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2019-01-20).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 34 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The voice part only of the Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei and Gloria.
  • (Posted 2011-01-16)  CPDL #22846:     
Editor: Stephen Trahair (submitted 2010-12-13).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 205 kB   Copyright: CC BY
Edition notes: An arrangement for organ and unison voices of Merbecke's Communion Service, including the Responses and Acclamations, the Creed, Sanctus & Benedictus, Agnus Dei, Lord's Prayer, Kyries and Gloria. This edition follows modern usage in not retaining Merbecke's note values. It may be freely copied and performed, provided the attribution 'arranged and edited by Stephen Trahair' is made. The PDF was produced in reversed order: from last to first page.
  • (Posted 2009-04-23)  CPDL #19324:   
Editor: Edmund Brownless (submitted 2009-04-23).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Arranged by Edmund Brownless. Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei (with a somewhat contemporary organ accompaniment)

General Information

Title: Communion Service
Composer: John Merbecke

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unison
Genre: SacredCommunion Service

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1550
Description: John Merbecke's 'Book of Common Praier Noted' of 1550 was written for use with the first Prayer Book in English, which was published in the reign of King Edward VI. It set the liturgy to plainsong chant.

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Original text and translations

For information, refer to the Mass page. For texts and translations, see the individual pages:

KyrieGloriaCredoSanctus & BenedictusAgnus Dei