Laudate pueri Dominum (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2002-07-17)  CPDL #03851:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2002-07-17).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 158 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Dec 08.

General Information

Title: Laudate pueri Dominum
Composer: William Byrd

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur, no. 17
Description: A vocal adaption of a 6-part instrumental fantasia.

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Original text and translations

Psalm 113 (112) vv. 1-2; 121 (120) v. 2 and 123 (124) v. 4

Latin.png Latin text

Laudate, pueri, Dominum, laudate nomen Domini:
sit nomen Domini benedictum, ex hoc nunc et usque in saeculum.
Auxilium meum a Domino, qui fecit caelum et terram.
Benefac, Domine, bonis et rectis corde.

English.png English translation

translation from Bishop Challoner's edition of the Douay-Reims Bible, 1749-1752
Praise the Lord, ye children: praise ye the name of the Lord.
Blessed be the name of the Lord, from henceforth now and for ever.
My help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Do good, O Lord, to those that are good, and to the upright of heart.