Apparebit in finem (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-19)  CPDL #77447:       
Editor: James Wetzel (submitted 2023-11-19).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposition and reformatting of #04646.
  • (Posted 2003-02-24)  CPDL #04646:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-02-24).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 119 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Dec 2008.

General Information

Title: Apparebit in finem
Composer: William Byrd

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript ca. 1575 in The Baldwin Partbooks, no. 10
    Manuscript 1580 in Dow Partbooks, no. 32
First published: 1591 in Cantiones Sacrae II, no. 12

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Apparebit in finem, et non mentietur: si moram fecerit, exspecta eum, quia veniens veniet et non tardabit

Habakkuk 2: 3

English.png English translation

He shall appear at the end, and shall not lie: if he shall make tariance, expect him, because coming he will come, and he will not slack.