Peccavi super numerum (William Byrd)

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Editor: Jean-Paul Feo (submitted 2024-06-01).   Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 151 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from original sources, in original key. Text underlay as found in the source.
  • (Posted 2014-02-17)  CPDL #31298:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2014-02-17).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 210 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited at source pitch for SATTB from the surviving manuscripts. Note values halved.

General Information

Title: Peccavi super numerum
Composer: William Byrd
Lyricist:

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript ca. 1575 in The Baldwin Partbooks, no. 14
Description: Byrd did not include this motet in any of his publications. It survives only in manuscript sources.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Peccavi super numerum arenæ maris.