Optimam partem elegit (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2023-05-30)  CPDL #73942:  Network.png
Editor: Richard Shakeshaft (submitted 2023-05-30).   Score information: A4   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2003-01-07)  CPDL #04462:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-01-07).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 109 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Sept 08.
Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: Tenor I possibly has a transposition error, looks more like an Alto part.

General Information

Title: Optimam partem elegit
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotetcommunion for the Assumption (since moved to OT 16)

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1605 in Gradualia I, no. 25

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Optimam partem elegit.