Preces and Responses (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-18)  CPDL #75491:       
Editor: James Wetzel (submitted 2023-09-18).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 114 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Division of measures are editorial according to word street, although note values and timing between phrases remains unaltered.
  • (Posted 2009-11-10)  CPDL #20469:   
Editor: Sjouke Bruining (submitted 2009-11-06).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 570 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Preces and Responses
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SAATB, or ATTBarB
Genre: SacredPreces and Responses

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c. 1625-1640 in the Peterhouse Partbooks: Latter Caroline Set (John Cosin)
Description: Byrd's third setting given here includes the following Responses as well as the initial Preces.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Preces and Responses.