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Non vos relinquam

Gradualia, 1607
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John 14: 18

This poignantly brief and tightly-knit motet from the 1607 Gradualia conceals its contrapuntal complexity (including beautifully interwoven alleluias) behind a deceptively simple, flowing texture. Byrd somehow manages to combine a feeling of the sadness of Christ’s parting from the Apostles with the joy he promises for them in the future.

from notes by John Rutter © 1989


Byrd: Ave verum corpus & other sacred music
CSCD507Download only
Byrd: Motets
Studio Master: KGS0024-DDownload onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 16 on CSCD507 [1'55] Download only
Track 12 on KGS0024-D [1'34] Download only

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