Laudibus in sanctis - Magnificum Domini - Hunc arguta (William Byrd)

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  • CPDL #18272:     
Editor: Diana Thompson (submitted 2008-11-08).   Score information: A4, 14 pages, 182 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a major third for SSATB. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. (see below for same edition without keyboard reduction.)
  • CPDL #18273:     
Editor: Diana Thompson (submitted 2008-11-08).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 122 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a major third for SSATB. See above for same edition with keyboard reduction.
  • CPDL #03901:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2002-08-11).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 197 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original voicing: AATTB. Revised March 2008. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Laudibus in sanctis
Composer: William Byrd
Source of text: Psalm 150, paraphrased in Latin elegiac verse

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SSATB or AATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1589 in Cantiones Sacrae II, no. 1-2

Description: Motet in three parts.

Prima pars: Laudibus in sanctis
Secunda pars: Magnificum Domini
Tertia pars: Hunc arguta

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 150.