Haec dies a 6 (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2023-05-07)  CPDL #73723:         
Editor: Maia McCormick (submitted 2023-05-07).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 149 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: G major, with rehearsal marks. Slight rearranging of TI and TII parts to keep the former more consistently above the latter.
  • (Posted 2021-03-02)  CPDL #63278:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-03-02).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 163 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A bar-less edition of the anthem, transposed to A.
  • (Posted 2020-05-15)  CPDL #58629:       
Editor: James Wetzel (submitted 2020-05-15).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key (in F).
  • (Posted 2017-07-01)  CPDL #45250:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-07-01).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2014-02-21)  CPDL #31327:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2014-02-21).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 163 kB   Copyright: CC BY
Edition notes: Edited from the original sources. Transposed up a minor third for SSATTB. Original note values retained.
  • (Posted 2003-10-14)  CPDL #05702:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-10-14).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 133 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key. Revised Sept 08.
  • (Posted 2001-10-16)  CPDL #03052:       
Editor: Denis Mason (submitted 2001-10-16).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 194 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed down half a step. Sibelius file is unzipped, A4 page format. Parts voiced as AATTBB, but ranges are really SSATTB
  • (Posted 1999-11-19)  CPDL #00091:     
Editor: Christopher Braginetz (submitted 1999-11-19).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 536 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor third.

General Information

Title: Haec dies à 6
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1591 in Cantiones Sacrae II, no. 32

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Text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Haec dies.