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Byrd, William: Gradualia I (1605) – The Marian Masses

Ref: B367 ISBN: 9780852493670 ISMN: 9790220202957 Categories: , , By:


The Byrd Edition Volume 5
Edited by Philip Brett
First published: 1989
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 254 x 177 x 14

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As Byrd emphasised in his precise description of their contents, Gradualia is primarily a collection of pieces proper to the Mass and most of the chief feasts of the Roman Catholic calendar. This volume contains the first sections of Book 1, in which the composer attempted to cover all the occasions when a Marian Mass was required, either on feast days of the Virgin or for the customary Saturday observance of the Votive Mass.



Alleluia, Ave Maria, Alleluia, Virga Jesse
Assumpta est Maria
Ave Maria gratia plena
Beata es Virgo Maria
Beata viscera Mariae Virginis
Benedicta et venerabilis
Diffusa est gratia
Ecce Virgo concipiet
Felix es sacra Virgo Maria
Felix namque es
Gaude Maria
Gaudeamus omnes
Nunc dimittis servum tuum
Optimam partem elegit
Post partum Virgo
Responsum accepit Simeon
Rorate caeli desuper
Salva sancta parens
Senux pueram portabat
Sicut audivimus
Speciosus forma
Suscepimus Deus
Tollite portas
Virgo Dei genitrix
Vultum tuum deprecabuntur

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