O admirabile commertium (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2012-11-23)  CPDL #27643:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2012-11-23).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1610 reprint. Mensural notation, original note values and pitch, musica ficta clearly marked, clefs modernized.
Last revised: 2011-11-28
  • (Posted 2002-11-19)  CPDL #04217:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2002-11-19).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 107 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Jan 09.

General Information

Title: O admirabile commertium
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: AATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1607 in Gradualia II, no. 7
Description: This antiphon is used as follows in the Roman rite:
The Circumcision of Jesus, Prime & Second Vespers;
The Octave of the Nativity, Prime & Second Vespers;
The Purification, First Vespers;
The Vigil of the Epiphany, First Vespers, Lauds & Prime.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O admirabile commercium.