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Cantiones Sacrae, 1575
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Psalm 24: 7, 8 & 10

One of the boldest and most ambitious of Byrd’s earlier compositions, this psalm-motet was published in the 1575 Cantiones Sacrae and also appears, adapted to English words, in manuscript sources. As in Turn our captivity, Byrd uses a six-voiced texture not only for intricate imitative polyphony but also for echo effects between high and low voices.

from notes by John Rutter © 1989


Byrd: Ave verum corpus & other sacred music
CSCD507Download only


Track 8 on CSCD507 [4'16] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CSCD507 track 8

Recording date
1 April 1989
Recording venue
Great Hall, University College School, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jillian White
Recording engineer
Campbell Hughes
Hyperion usage
  1. Byrd: Ave verum corpus & other sacred music (CSCD507)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: October 2002
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