Although the heathen poets (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2003-03-04)  CPDL #04656:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-03-04).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 91 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised August 2021 (minor formatting).

General Information

Title: Although the heathen poets
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1588 in Psalmes, Sonnets and Songs, no. 21

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Original text and translations

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Although the heathen poets did Apollo famous praise,
As one who for his music sweet no peer had in his days.