Felix namque es (William Byrd)

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Editor: David Fraser (added 2002-12-09).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 75 kbytes   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Revised April 2006 (complete reconstruction from original printed source, correcting a number of errors).
In this editor's opinion, one of the most perfect of Byrd's short motets.

General Information

Title: Felix namque es
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv  Voicing: SATTB
Genre: Sacred, Motets
Language: Latin
Instruments: none, a cappella
Published: Gradualia I (1605), no. 19

Description: Offertory for Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin from Christmas to Easter

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