Tu es pastor ovium (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2003-10-14)  CPDL #05698:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-10-14).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 95 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised July 2006 (completely reset from original printed source).

General Information

Title: Tu es Pastor ovium
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: AATTBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1607 in Gradualia II, no. 43
Description: Magnificat antiphon, 1st Vespers, SS Peter & Paul/S. Peter's Chains

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Tu es pastor ovium, princeps Apostolorum,
tibi traditae sunt claves regni coelorum.

English.png English translation

Thou art Shepherd of the sheep, and Prince of the Apostles
and unto thee are given the keys of the kingdom of heaven.