Puer natus est nobis (William Byrd)

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Editions in original key and with original note values
  • CPDL #27645:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2012-11-23).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 90 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1610 reprint. Mensural notation, original key, musica ficta clearly marked, clefs modernized. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Last revised: 2011-11-28
  • CPDL #04711:         
Editor: Steve Sanders (submitted 2003-04-04).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 90 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #04210:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2002-11-18).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 335 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Feb 17 (error corrected). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #04192:      (Finale 2001)
Editor: Unknown (submitted 2001-11-15).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 264 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Editions in original key but with note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #04191:      (Finale 2002)
Editor: Lora Crighton (submitted 2002-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 192 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #03063:        (Finale 2001)
Editor: Frank van Nimwegen (submitted 2001-10-19).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note values halved. Contains only the first part, the Cantate Domino and Gloria Patri being omitted. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Transposed edition, original note values
  • CPDL #18316:   
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2008-11-20).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 137 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: CPDL #4210 transposed up a minor 3rd.

General Information

Title: Puer natus est nobis
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or AATB
Genre: SacredMotetGradual for Christmas Day

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1607 in Gradualia II, no. 1

Description: Introit for Third Mass of the Nativity and for the Octave of the Nativity

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Puer natus est.