In exitu Israel (John Sheppard, William Byrd, William Mundy)

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  • (Posted 2024-03-14)  CPDL #79526:     
Editor: Jean-Paul Feo (submitted 2024-03-14).   Score information: Letter, 27 pages, 275 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a 7th to the key of E-flat, voiced for SSAT.
  • (Posted 2023-11-04) : Original note values: CPDL #76948:   
  • (Posted 2023-03-11) : Halved note values: CPDL #73003:   
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2023-11-04).   Score information: A4, 22 pages, 1.05 MB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the Gyffard Partbooks. Original pitch retained. A critical commentary is appended to the score.

General Information

Title: In exitu Israel
Composers: John Sheppard, William Byrd and William Mundy
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBarB
Genre: SacredVesper Psalm

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript 1572 in Gyffard Partbooks, no. 71
Description: Alternatim setting of psalm 114 (BCP) for the procession after Vespers on Easter Sunday and the following 5 days in the Use of Sarum. It is a companion piece to Sheppard's setting Laudate pueri Dominum for the same procession (q.v. Jason Smart's edition of that for a discussion of the procession). Sheppard composed bars 1–126 (the even verses 2-14), Byrd bars 127–177 (vv. 16-20a), and Mundy bars 178–end (vv. 21-Gloria Patri).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at In exitu.