Circumdederunt me (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2022-07-08)  CPDL #69893:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2022-07-08).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 233 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the 1591 Cantiones Sacrae and collated with MS sources. Original note values retained. Transposed up a minor third for SAATB. Byrd's spelling of the first word (which is also found elsewhere) has been retained.
  • (Posted 2003-07-16)  CPDL #05343:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-07-16).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 121 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised May 2008.

General Information

Title: Circumdederunt me
Composer: William Byrd

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript ca. 1575 in The Baldwin Partbooks, no. 37
First published: 1591 in Cantiones Sacrae II, no. 15

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Circumdederunt me.