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Make ye joy to God all the earth
composer
Psalmes, Songs and Sonnets … fit for Voyces or Viols, 1611, xxiv; AATTB
author of text
Psalm 100: 1-3; translated by ? Richard Verstegan in The Primer, or Office of the blessed Virgin Marie, 1599

Recordings
'Byrd: The Great Service & other English music' (CDA67937)
Byrd: The Great Service & other English music
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Make ye joy to God all the earth
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Make ye joy to God (Psalm 100: 1–3) comes from Byrd’s 1611 collection of Psalmes, Songs and Sonnets and uses a translation printed in The Primer, or Office of the blessed Virgin Marie from 1599. There is an intimacy and intricacy to this music and a clear understanding of how to translate the sort of word-painting found in madrigals into spiritual music: a riot of triplets suggesting carefree laughter at the words ‘Serve ye our Lord in gladness’ and running quavers at the word ‘jollity’.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2012

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