Kyrie Le Roy (John Taverner)

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  • (Posted 2019-03-17)  CPDL #53609:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2019-03-17).   Score information: A4, 3 pages   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Original pitch. Original note values retained. This edition corrects three errors in the source (see Editorial Notes in score).
  • (Posted 2005-03-17)  CPDL #10793:      (Finale 2005)
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2005-03-17).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 139 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Original time signatures.
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  • (Posted 2006-01-08)  CPDL #10649:         
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-01-08).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Arrangement (source?) augmented with plainchant, and keyboard reduction.

General Information

Title: Kyrie 'Le Roy'
Composer: John Taverner

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMass fragment

Language: Greek
Instruments: A cappella

First published: ca. 1572 -78 in British Library, MSS Add. 17802–5 (Gyffard Partbooks) [London], no. 7
– This is the only surviving source.

Description: Quintessential setting of the Kyrie, which in Taverner's day was, more often than not, troped and hence often missing from mass settings.

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Orginal text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Kyrie.