Kyrie Orbis factor (Christopher Tye)

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  • (Posted 2014-02-21)  CPDL #31324:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2014-02-21).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 134 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transposed down a fourth; note values halved. Editorial accidentals and slurs added.

General Information

Title: Kyrie "Orbis factor"
Composer: Christopher Tye

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SacredMass fragment

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

 Manuscript c. 1575 British Library, Add. MS 17802-5 (Gyffard Partbooks), no. 11
Description: This Kyrie setting alternates between chant (sung by a full choir) and polyphony (sung by soloists); polyphonic sections freely paraphrase the Orbis factor melody. The lack of a proper trope (common English practice) suggests this setting was used at the daily Lady-Mass or on simple feasts.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Kyrie.