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The English Services II – (The Great Service)


The Byrd Edition Volume 10b
Edited by Craig Monson
First published: 1982
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 254 x 177 x 12

Ref: B566 ISBN: 9780852495667 ISMN: 9790220202940 Categories: , , By:

Since The Great Service was rediscovered in manuscripts at Durham, it has come to be recognised not only as Byrd’s most important work for the Anglican church, but also as one of the masterpieces of Elizabethan art. In the hope of recapturing the composer’s intentions as nearly as possible, the present edition follows the scoring of pre-Restoration sources more precisely than did either Fellowes or Tudor Church Music, and restores the parts that have subsequently come to light.

Individual titles from this volume are available as Adobe PDF files…

Venite (SSAATTB)
Benedictus (SSAAAATTB)
Kyrie (SAATB)
Magnificat (SSAAAATTBB)
Nunc Dimittis (SSAAAATTB)

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