Assumpta est Maria (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2015-12-21)   CPDL #37928:   
Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2015-12-21).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 317 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed down a minor 3rd, for MATBarB
  • CPDL #04461:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-01-07).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 113 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised February 2008. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Assumpta est Maria
Composer: William Byrd
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotetOffertory

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1605 in Gradualia I, no. 24

Description: In Byrd's time, the Offertory for the Assumption of the BVM.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Assumpta est Maria.