Dies sanctificatus (William Byrd)

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Editor: Marco-cipoo.net (added 2002-09-06).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, kbytes   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: listed alphabetically by composer
Editor: David Fraser (added 2006-05-19).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 77 kbytes   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Originally included in edition of Viderunt Omnes; now completely reset from original printed source

General Information

Title: Dies sanctificatus
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 4vv  Voicing: AATB
Genre: Sacred, Motets
Language: Latin
Instruments: none, a cappella
Published: Gradualia II, 1607, no.3

Description: Alleluia for 3rd Mass of the Nativity

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Dies sanctificatus illuxit nobis:
venite gentes, et adorate Dominum;
qui hodie descendit, lux magna super terram.

English.png English translation

A hallowed day hath dawned for us:
come, ye Gentiles, and adore the Lord;
for on this day a great light hath descended upon the earth.