Haec dies a 6 (William Byrd)

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Editor: James Wetzel (submitted 2020-05-15).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key (in F).
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-07-01).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
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.
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
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: 1589 in Cantiones Sacrae II, no. 32


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Text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Haec dies.