William Byrd (c.15431623)

Cantiones Sacrae I

The Byrd Edition 2

for: Mixed choir a cappella


Item no.333541
Author/ComposerWilliam Byrd
EditorAlan Brown
Scope288 pages; 17.7 × 25.4 cm
Year of origin1589
Release year1988
Publisher/ProducerStainer & Bell
Producer No.STAINER -B364
90.50 €
Delivery time approx. 1–2 weeks.
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Byrd’s 1589 Cantiones Sacrae consists of 16 5-voice ‘sacred songs’, as the composer called them. They were probably composed over a number of years before the collection was assembled. Though serious in mood, they were intended as vocal chamber music for domestic performance. H.K. Andrews described them as ‘musically one of the great achievements of the century’.


  • Aspice Domine de sede (SATTB)
  • Defecit in dolore (AATTB or SSAAT)
  • Deus venerunt gentes (SAATB)
  • Domine praestolamur (SAATB)
  • Domine secundum multitudinem (SATTB)
  • Domine tu jurasti (SAATB)
  • In resurrectione tua (SAA(or T)B)
  • Laetentur coeli (SMezATB)
  • Memento Domine (SAATB)
  • Ne irascaris (SATBar(or T)B)
  • O Domine adjuva me (SAATB)
  • O quam gloriosum (SSATB)
  • Tribulationes civitatum (SATBarB)
  • Tristitia et anxietas (SAATB)
  • Vide Domine afflictionem (SATBarB)
  • Vigilate (SATBarB)