O lux beata Trinitas (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2019-01-26)   CPDL #53013:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2019-01-26).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 185 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from original print, Mensurstrich layout, original key signature and note values, clefs modernized, musica ficta clearly marked, MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #03990:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2002-09-09).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 144 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Nov 11. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: O lux beata Trinitas
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: AATTBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur, no. 12

Description: Evening hymn attributed to St. Ambrose, but probably of a later date (7th-8th cent.)
Liturgical use: Hymn at Vespers on Saturdays, and on Trinity Sunday.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O lux beata Trinitas.