Alleluia. Vespere autem Sabbathi (William Byrd)

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  • CPDL #07847:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2004-09-10).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 94 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Sept 13. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

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Title: Alleluia. Vespere autem Sabbathi
Composer: William Byrd
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAT
Genre: SacredMotet Instruments:


Language: Latin

First published: 1605 in Gradualia I, no. 58

Description: Magnificat antiphon at Vespers on Holy Saturday and/or at the Paschal Vigil.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Alleluia. Vespere autem Sabbathi, quæ lucescit in prima Sabbathi, venit Maria Magdalene, et altera Maria, videre sepulchrum, alleluia.

English.png English translation

Alleluia. In the evening of the Sabbath which dawneth on the first of the Sabbath, came Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre, alleluia.
Matthew 28:1