Viri Galilaei (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2021-03-30)  CPDL #63819:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-03-30).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 104 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A bar-less edition of the first part of the motet. Note values halved and transposed down a tone for AATBB.
  • (Posted 2021-02-10)  CPDL #62804:     
Editor: Robin Doveton (submitted 2021-02-10).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 384 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a tone for men's voices.
  • (Posted 2020-10-20)  CPDL #60958:     
Editor: Robin Doveton (submitted 2020-10-20).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 431 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor third for SSATB.
  • (Posted 2003-05-06)  CPDL #04960:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-05-06).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 141 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Jan 09.

General Information

Title: Viri Galilaei
Composer: William Byrd
Source of text: Acts 1:11 and Psalm 46:1 (Vulgate)

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: AATTB or AATBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1607 in Gradualia II, no. 25

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Viri Galilaei.