Alleluia - Ascendit Deus (William Byrd)

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  • CPDL #19011:   
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2009-03-07).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 130 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor third from published pitch for SSATB.
  • CPDL #04961:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-05-06).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 129 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised January 2008. Original key for AATTB. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Alleluia - Ascendit Deus
Composer: William Byrd
Source of text: Psalm 46 v. 6 and Psalm 68 vv. 18-19, Vulgate

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: AATTB and SSATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1607 in Gradualia II, no. 26-27

Description: Alleluia, Mass for Ascension Day.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ascendit Deus in jubilatione and Psalm 68.