Peccavi super numerum (William Byrd)

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  • CPDL #31298:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2014-02-17).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 210 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited at source pitch for SATTB from the surviving manuscripts. Note values halved.

General Information

Title: Peccavi super numerum
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella


Description: Byrd did not include this motet in any of his publications. It survives only in manuscript sources.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Peccavi super numerum arenae maris
et multiplicata sunt peccata mea
et non sum dignus videre altitudinem coeli
prae multitudine iniquitatis meae.