Benedicta et venerabilis (William Byrd)

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  • CPDL #04436:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2002-12-30).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 123 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SATTB. Revised 10/08. Also includes the Alleluia verse Virgo Dei genitrix, which invariably follows it. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #04120:         
Editor: Steve Sanders (submitted 2002-10-25).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SSATB. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Benedicta et venerabilis [- Virgo Dei genitrix]
Composer: William Byrd
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SATTB or SSATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1605 Gradualia I, vol. 1 no. 7 (nos. 7-8 in David Fraser's edition)

Description: Gradual for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, and for Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin from the Presentation to Easter, Pentecost to Advent

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Benedicta et venerabilis.