Reges Tharsis a5 (William Byrd)

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Editor: Harrison Hackett (submitted 2015-06-22).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 1.21 MB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Page 5 includes edition notes. If you're printing a booklet score for performance, feel free to omit it.

General Information

Title: Reges Tharsis a5
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATBB
Genre: SacredResponsory

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
The Baldwin partbooks [Christ Church College, Oxford: Mus 979-983] provide the SABarB parts, plus an attribution to "mr w birde"

The Tenor is the "Reges Tharsis" plainsong melody from the Sarum Rite as used by John Sheppard in his arrangement.

Description: Sarum Rite Matins Responsory for the Feast of the Epiphany

External websites:

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Reges Tharsis.