Amavit eum Dominus (Christopher Tye)

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  • (Posted 2020-08-19)  CPDL #60207:     
Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2020-08-19).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 546 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor 3rd. Note values halved. Text underlay is editorial.

General Information

Title: Amavit eum Domine
Composer: Christopher Tye
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SAATB
Genre: SacredResponsory

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

 Manuscript c. 1578 in British Library Add. MS 31390
 Manuscript c. 1580-1606 in Baldwin Commonplace Book

Description: This piece appears in a number of late 16th / early 17th Century sources, untexted save for the words Amavit eum Domine, or just Amavit. The text is designated as an antiphon or responsory common of a confessor or martyr. Two contrafacta of this piece to English texts exist: I lift my heart to thee and O Lord, deliver me.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Amavit eum Dominus.