Christe qui lux es et dies a 4 (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2014-09-11)  CPDL #32909:       
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2014-09-11).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 170 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a whole step; note values halved. Editorial accidentals and slurs added. All text underlay is editorial; chant version of odd verses included.

General Information

Title: Christe qui lux es et dies (Precamur sancte Domine)
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredOffice hymnMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c.1560-1590 in British Library Add. MS 30480-30483 (Hamond Partbooks), no. 62

Description: Though not appearing in any sources with text (beyond the incipit Precamur), this (instrumental?) setting of the Compline hymn Christe qui lux es et dies is somewhat well-suited to voices.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Christe qui lux es et dies.