Viderunt omnes (Communion) (William Byrd)

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  • CPDL #27648:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2012-11-23).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1610 reprint. Mensural notation, original note values and pitch, musica ficta clearly marked, clefs modernized. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Last revised: 2012-11-28
  • CPDL #04215:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2002-11-19).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 95 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Jan 09. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Viderunt omnes
Composer: William Byrd
Source of text: Psalm 97 (Vulgate) v. 3

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: AATB
Genre: SacredMotetCommunion for Christmas Day

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1607 in Gradualia II, no. 5

Description: Communion for Third Mass of the Nativity and the Octave of the Nativity.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Viderunt omnes.