O quam gloriosum est regnum - Benedictio et claritas (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2022-11-27)  CPDL #71682:        (LilyPond)
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2022-11-27).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 113 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-02).   Score information: A4, 16 pages, 226 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A bar-less edition of the anthem.
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Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2002-09-21).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 151 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Dec 08.

General Information

Title: O quam gloriosam est regnum
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript ca. 1575 in The Baldwin Partbooks, no. 9
    Manuscript 1580 in Dow Partbooks, no. 30
First published: 1589 in Cantiones Sacrae I, no. 22-23

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Original text and translations

The text and translations of the first part may be found at O quam gloriosum.

Latin.png Latin text

O quam gloriosum est regnum, in quo cum Christo gaudent omnes sancti, amicti stolis albis sequuntur Agnum quocunque ierit,
(Magnificat antiphon, 2nd Vespers, All Saints)
laudantes Deum et dicentes:
Benedictio et claritas et sapientia et gratiarum actio, honor, virtus et fortitudo Deo nostro in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

English.png English translation

O how glorious is the kingdom wherein all the Saints rejoice with Christ; arrayed in white robes they follow the Lamb
whithersoever he goeth, praising God and saying:
Benediction and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving, honour and power and strength, to our God, for ever and ever. Amen.
(Revelation 7:12)