Sacris solemniis (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2020-07-10)  CPDL #59653:       
Editor: Michael Winter (submitted 2020-07-10).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 528 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Missing Tenor part has been reconstructed by the editor. Source pitch and original notes values have been retained. Let me know if you would like a transposition.
  • (Posted 2019-02-15)  CPDL #53291:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2019-02-15).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 327 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the Baldwin partbooks at source pitch with halved note values. The missing tenor part has been reconstructed by the editor. A critical commentary is appended to the score.
  • (Posted 2019-02-14)  CPDL #53290:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2019-02-14).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 334 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: The same edition as #53291 above, but transposed up a minor third for SAATB

General Information

Title: Sacris solemniis
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: STTBarB or SAATB
Genre: SacredOffice hymn for Corpus Christi

Language: Latin
Instruments: a cappella

First published: c.1575–1581Baldwin Partbooks (Oxford, Christ Church Mus. 979–83)
Description: Even verses. The ascription to mr W. Birde was doubted before an earlier birthdate for the composer was established.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Sacris solemniis.