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Byrd, William William Byrd
United Kingdom United Kingdom
(1534 - 1623)
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Choral Sheet music Choral SAB William Byrd
Non nobis Domine

Non nobis Domine
William Byrd



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Composer :William ByrdWilliam Byrd (1534 - 1623)
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Choral SAB

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Religious - Sacred

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This famous canon at the fifth and unison or octave is now generally accepted by musicologists as not having been written by Byrd: Recent research has shown that the two related figures which form the basis of the 'Non nobis Domine' canon were extracted from the motet 'Aspice Domine' (a5) by Philip van Wilder (c. 1500-1554). In the motet both figures are set to the text-phrase 'Non est qui consoletur' ('there is none to console') which was presumably the text to which the original version of the canon was sung by the Elizabethan recusant community as an expression of nostalgia for the old religious order. The 'Non nobis Domine' text to which the canon is sung today was apparently taken from the first collect from the thanksgiving service added to the Book of Common Prayer to celebrate the thwarting of the Gunpowder Plot on 5 November 1605. The earliest source of the canon dates from 1620 to 1625 and is preserved in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, in the "Bull" manuscript, MS 782, f.122v, where it is anonymous, unbarred and untexted. It is however clear from the repeated notes and the contour of the melody that this version was already designed to fit the 'Non nobis Domine' text, which was evidently sung in a spirit of thanksgiving for deliverance. The canon was published anonymously in three 17th century collections, yet the earliest attribution to a specific composer was made as late as 1715 by Thomas Tudway, who ascribed it to Morley; the woefully inaccurate Dr Pepusch ascribes it to Byrd in his 1731 Treatise on Harmony; and in 1739 the theme is quoted in a concerto by Count Unico Willem van Wassenaer (formerly attributed to Pergolesi) as Canone di Palestrina! The canon is known to have been admired by Mozart and Beethoven, whomever its composer was. ? Philip Legge' (ed. David Humphreys)
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grateful to be able to find the words. I have heard them but never seen them. Much appreciated!
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Heard on radio yesterday, and was delighted to find this SAB version so easily online and very clearly written and printed. Thanks! Giving to our choir director in case he's like to use it for full choir one day.
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Solfège OK, mais vocalement écarts+hauteur
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thanks. i'm a student of 16th c counterpoint. byrd pwns
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