O salutaris hostia a 6 (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2024-01-14) : Original pitch for STTBarBarB: CPDL #78739:     
  • (Posted 2024-01-14) : Up a minor third for SAATTB: CPDL #78738:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2024-01-14).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 480 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the surviving Tudor manuscripts. Original note values retained.
  • (Posted 2023-03-12)  CPDL #73018:  Network.png
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  • (Posted 2003-11-17)  CPDL #06038:      (Finale 2012)
Editor: Paul R. Marchesano (submitted 2003-11-17).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor third. Revised edition posted 7-Oct-2014 with corrections.
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General Information

Title: O salutaris hostia
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SAATTB, ATTBarBarB
Genre: SacredMotetEucharistic song

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript ca. 1575 in The Baldwin Partbooks, no. 141
Description: A setting of this text for 4 voices by Byrd also exists and is available here.

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Text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O salutaris hostia.