Christe qui lux es et dies a 5 (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2023-03-11) 
CPDL #72998:  Original pitch:    
CPDL #72997:  Transposed down a tone to compensate for the high clefs:    
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2023-03-11).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 317 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the Dow Partbooks. Original 'strene' notation converted to its mensural equivalent.
  • (Posted 2013-01-15)  CPDL #28050:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2013-01-15).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key and note values (original manuscript uses black notation), clefs modernized, Verse 1 and 7 added.

General Information

Title: Christe qui lux es et dies (Precamur sancte Domine)
Composer: William Byrd

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript 1580 in Dow Partbooks, no. 45
First published: 1933 in The Church Anthem Book, no. 62

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Christe qui lux es et dies.