Even from the depth (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2003-04-01)  CPDL #04699:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-04-01).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised August 08.

General Information

Title: Even from the depth
Composer: William Byrd
Lyricist: Thomas Sternhold , metrical version of Psalm 130:1-2

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: ATTBB
Genre: SacredSacred song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript 1580 in Dow Partbooks, no. 95
First published: 1588 in Psalmes, Sonnets and Songs, no. 10

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Original text and translations

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Even from the depth, unto thee Lord,
with heart and voice I crie:
Give eare O God unto my plaint
and helpe my misery.