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Revision as of 22:31, 3 June 2015

The first volume of Byrd’s two-volume compilation of music for the major feasts of the Church’s calendar was published in 1605. The extreme rarity of surviving copies of this first edition is perhaps explained by the events of November of that year, after which simply the possession of a copy of this music could have been construed as a treasonable offence. A second edition was issued in 1610, when the domestic political situation had become more secure for Roman Catholics. Byrd had long since retired from London to the rural surroundings of Stondon Massey, Essex, where the recusant group based around the Petre family at Ingatestone would have been the primary recipients of this music.

The first volume of the Gradualia serves the Marian feasts (explicitly the Purification, Annunciation, Assumption and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as well as the Conception, Visitation and Presentation) and the Votive Masses of the BVM throughout the year; All Saints, Corpus Christi and Votive Mass of the Blessed Sacrament. Also included are settings of miscellaneous non-liturgical sacred texts, a group of Marian hymns from the Primer and one of office music for Easter and Holy Week.

For 5 voices

  1. Suscepimus Deus
  2. Sicut audivimus
  3. Senex puerum portabat
  4. Nunc dimittis
  5. Responsum accepit Simeon
  6. Salve sancta parens
  7. Benedicta et venerabilis
  8. Virgo Dei genitrix
  9. Felix es sacra Virgo Maria
  10. Beata es Virgo Maria
  11. Beata viscera
  12. Rorate cæli
  13. Tollite portas
  14. Ave Maria
  15. Ecce virgo concipiet
  16. Vultum tuum
  17. Speciosus forma
  18. Post partum Virgo
  19. Felix namque es
  20. Alleluia. Ave Maria - Virga Jesse
  21. Gaude Maria
  22. Diffusa est gratia - Propter veritatem - Vultum tuum
  23. Gaudeamus omnes
  24. Assumpta est Maria
  25. Optimam partem elegit
  26. Adoramus te
  27. Unam petii a Domino
  28. Plorans plorabit
  29. Gaudeamus omnes
  30. Timete Dominum
  31. Justorum animæ
  32. Beati mundo corde

For 4 voices

  1. Cibavit eos
  2. Oculi omnium
  3. Sacerdotes Domini
  4. Quotiescunque manducabitis
  5. Ave verum corpus
  6. O salutaris hostia
  7. O sacrum convivium
  8. Pange lingua gloriosi
  9. Ecce quam bonum
  10. Christus resurgens
  11. Visita quaesumus
  12. Salve Regina
  13. Alma redemptoris mater
  14. Ave Regina coelorum
  15. In manus tuas
  16. Laetania
  17. Salve sola Dei genitrix
  18. Senex puerum portabat
  19. Hodie beata Virgo
  20. Deo gratias

For 3 voices

  1. Quem terra, pontus, aethera
  2. O gloriosa Domina
  3. Memento salutis auctor
  4. Ave maris stella
  5. Regina coeli laetare
  6. Alleluia. Vespere autem Sabbathi
  7. Haec dies
  8. Angelus Domini descendit
  9. Post dies octo - Mane nobiscum
  10. Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Johannem
  11. Adorna thalamum tuum