Prevent us, O Lord (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2023-02-19)  CPDL #72696:       
Editor: Rayston Leong (submitted 2023-02-19).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 201 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed to F minor. Notes beamed in crotchets/minims for ease of reading.
  • (Posted 2023-02-16)  CPDL #72673:  Network.png
Editor: Richard Shakeshaft (submitted 2023-02-16).   Score information: A4   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: A preview is available, but name and email are required to download complete free licensed copies.
  • (Posted 2017-12-05)  CPDL #47896:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-12-05).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In E minor. Revised files uploaded 22/03/20.
  • (Posted 2015-08-24)  CPDL #36594:       
Editor: Jay Young (submitted 2015-08-24).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 58 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Scored for 5-voices - This edition in F minor, with modern accidentals and a blending of barlines for ease of phrasing.
  • (Posted 2008-03-01)  CPDL #16278:   
Editor: Robin Doveton (submitted 2008-03-01).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 123 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Scored for the original 5 parts. In G minor. Revised Sept. 2020.
  • (Posted 2006-04-18)  CPDL #11481:       
Editor: David Cynan Jones (submitted 2006-04-18).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 265 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: In G minor.
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  • (Posted 1999-10-19)  CPDL #00349:     
Editor: Christopher Braginetz (submitted 1999-10-19).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 277 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Scored for SATB - second counter-tenor part removed (see notes on PDF). In F minor.

General Information

Title: Prevent Us, O Lord
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SAATB, or ATTBarB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript 1580 in Dow Partbooks, no. 58
    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 Prevent us, O Lord.