Reges Tharsis a 5 (William Byrd)
- Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2023-07-20). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 417 kB Copyright: CC BY NC ND
- Edition notes: Edited from the Baldwin Partbooks. Original pitch and note values retained.
- Editor: Harrison Hackett (submitted 2015-06-22). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 1.21 MB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Page 5 includes edition notes. If you're printing a booklet score for performance, feel free to omit it.
Note by Mick Swithinbank: In the third bar of the Hackett edition, although not in Jason Smart's, ficta C sharps and B natural are proposed in the treble part, which for some of us, although creating one of the more outrageous false relations, are a feature to savour, and which are also to be found on a recording of the work made by the Cardinall's Musick in the 1990s.
Title: Reges Tharsis a5
Composer: William Byrd
Manuscript ca. 1575 in The Baldwin Partbooks, no. 70
Description: The Baldwin partbooks provide the SABarB parts, plus an attribution to "mr w birde". Sarum Rite Matins Responsory for the Feast of the Epiphany. The Tenor is the "Reges Tharsis" plainsong melody from the Sarum Rite as used by John Sheppard in his arrangement.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Reges Tharsis.