Laetentur coeli - Orietur in diebus (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2022-11-26)  CPDL #71659:        (LilyPond)
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2022-11-26).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 90 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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  • (Posted 2021-02-14)  CPDL #62908:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-14).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 147 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A bar-less edition of the motet, note values halved.
  • (Posted 2017-07-02)  CPDL #45258:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-07-02).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 87 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note valued halved. Scored for SATBB.
  • (Posted 2005-10-19)  CPDL #09986:   
Editor: Robin Doveton (submitted 2005-10-19).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 272 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a tone into E flat.
  • (Posted 2003-08-25)  CPDL #05535:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-08-25).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 260 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key. Revised April 24 (error correction, formatting).

General Information

Title: Laetentur coeli
Composer: William Byrd
Source of text: Isaiah 49:13 and Psalm 71:7.

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SATTB or SATBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript 1580 in Dow Partbooks, no. 46
First published: 1589 in Cantiones Sacrae I, no. 28-29
    Manuscript c. 1625-1640 in the Peterhouse Partbooks: Latter Caroline Set (John Cosin)

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Laetentur coeli - Orietur in diebus.