Senex puerum portabat (a 5) (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2003-01-20)  CPDL #04517:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-01-20).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 291 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SATTB. Also includes Alleluia from the preceding number in the Gradualia, to provide the complete Alleluia + Verse to the Gradual for the feast of the Purification. Revised March 23
  • (Posted 2002-05-21)  CPDL #03600:         
Editor: Steve Sanders (submitted 2002-05-21).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SSATB.

General Information

Title: Senex puerum portabat
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB, or SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1605 in Gradualia I, no. 3
Description: Alleluia verse for the feast of the Purification.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Senex puerum portabat.