Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2024-04-11)  CPDL #80181:     
Editor: Anthony Hunt (submitted 2024-04-11).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 179 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Edition for SATBB.
  • (Posted 2023-06-28)  CPDL #74387:         
Editor: Stephan Tilch (submitted 2023-06-28).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 539 kB   Copyright: CC BY
Edition notes: Just Magnificat. Setting with German lyrics. The solo voices uses the Tonus Peregrinus as given in the "Gotteslob".
  • (Posted 2012-03-30)  CPDL #25832:       
Editor: Nigel Duffin (submitted 2012-03-30).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 11 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - Tones and Fauxbourdons
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATBB
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description:  Modern contrafactum. Magnificat set to the full sections of the verse anthem 'Behold O God the Sad and Heavy Case', and Nunc Dimittis set to 'Hear my Prayer, O God', with some modification. Origins of this adaptation are unclear.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Magnificat and Nunc dimittis.