Arise, O Lord (William Byrd)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-03-01).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 353 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Arise, O Lord
Composer: William Byrd
Lyricist: Psalm 44, vv. 23,24create page

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredAnthemIntroit for Sexagesima

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c. 1625-1640 in the Peterhouse Partbooks: Latter Caroline Set (John Cosin)
Description: A contrafact of Byrd's "Exsurge Domine" published, in four parts, in The Cathedral Magazine (vol. 1), 1776. The omitted Medius/Alto has been added back (with editorial underlay). This vernacular version is perhaps the work of John Alcock.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Exsurge quare obdormis.