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Byrd, William: Cantiones Sacrae I (1589)

Ref: B364 ISBN: 9780852493649 ISMN: 9790220202841 Categories: , , By:


The Byrd Edition Volume 2
Edited by Alan Brown
First published: 1988
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 254 x 177 x 18

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Byrd’s 1589 Cantiones Sacrae consists of 16 5-voice ‘sacred songs’, as the composer called them. They were probably composed over a number of years before the collection was assembled. Though serious in mood, they were intended as vocal chamber music for domestic performance. H.K. Andrews described them as ‘musically one of the great achievements of the century’.


Aspice Domine de sede (SATTB)
Defecit in dolore (AATTB or SSAAT)
Deus venerunt gentes (SAATB)
Domine praestolamur (SAATB)
Domine secundum multitudinem (SATTB)
Domine tu jurasti (SAATB)
In resurrectione tua (SAA(or T)B)
Laetentur coeli (SMezATB)
Memento Domine (SAATB)
Ne irascaris (SATBar(or T)B)
O Domine adjuva me (SAATB)
O quam gloriosum (SSATB)
Tribulationes civitatum (SATBarB)
Tristitia et anxietas (SAATB)
Vide Domine afflictionem (SATBarB)
Vigilate (SATBarB)

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