Non vos relinquam orphanos (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2019-01-26)  CPDL #53018:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2019-01-26).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from original print, Mensurstrich layout, original key signature and note values, clefs modernized, musica ficta clearly marked.,
  • (Posted 2018-02-06)  CPDL #48716:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-02-06).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #6545, transposed up a minor 3rd for SSATB.
  • (Posted 2004-01-21)  CPDL #06545:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2004-01-21).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 93 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Jan 09.

In English: I will not leave you comfortless

  • (Posted 2000-05-12)  CPDL #00831:        (Finale 1998)
Editor: Leslie Hay MacKnight (submitted 2000-05-12).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: transposed a tone higher; alto and tenor swap a low phrase.

General Information

Title: Non vos relinquam orphanos
Composer: William Byrd
Source of text: John 14:18; 16:22

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: AATTB or SSATB
Genre: SacredMotetMagnificat antiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1607 in Gradualia II, no. 37
Description: Antiphon to the Magnificat for First Vespers at Pentecost. Suitable for Easter 6, Ascension, Easter 7 or Pentecost.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Non vos relinquam orphanos.