Kyrie Orbis factor (Christopher Tye)
- Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2022-07-08). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 202 kB Copyright: CC BY NC ND
- Edition notes: Edited from the Gyffard Partbooks. Original note values retained. Transposed down a fifth to compensate for the high clefs. Plainsong added from a fifteenth-century Sarum gradual.
- Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2014-02-21). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 134 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Transposed down a fourth; note values halved. Editorial accidentals and slurs added.
Title: Kyrie [Orbis factor]
Composer: Christopher Tye
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: ATTB
Genre: Sacred, Mass fragment
Instruments: A cappella
Manuscript c. 1575 British Library, Add. MS 17802-5 (Gyffard Partbooks), no. 11
Description: This Kyrie setting alternates between chant (sung by a full choir) and polyphony (sung by soloists); polyphonic sections freely paraphrase the Orbis factor melody. The lack of a proper trope (common English practice) suggests this setting was used at the daily Lady-Mass or on simple feasts.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Kyrie.