Benigne fac, Domine (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2020-03-05)   CPDL #57377:       
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2020-03-05).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 223 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the surviving Tudor sources with halved note values. Transposed down a tone to compensate for the high clef configuration while still suiting modern choirs. A critical commentary is appended to the score. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Benigne fac, Domine
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: A motet that Byrd did not publish in his lifetime. A setting of Psalm 50 (Book of Common Prayer Ps.51), v.18.

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Original text and translations

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Benigne fac, Domine, in bona voluntate tua Sion,
ut aedificentur muri Jerusalem.