Alleluia. Confitemini Domino (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2023-03-11)  CPDL #73000:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2023-03-11).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 120 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the three surviving Tudor manuscript sources. Original pitch and note values retained.

General Information

Title: Alleluia. Confitemini Domino
Composer: William Byrd
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TBarB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: A motet that Byrd never published. It is probably an amalgamation of two originally separate Alleluia settings, (1) Alleluia. Confitemini Domino and (2) Alleluia. Laudate pueri Dominum. At least the first of these was probably written for liturgical use during the reign of Mary Tudor.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus:
quoniam in saenculum misericordia eius.

Laudate pueri Dominum, laudate nomen Domini.