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Cantiones Sacrae I (1589)

By William Byrd

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Composed by William Byrd (1540-1623). Library Volumes. The Byrd Edition Volume 2. Stainer & Bell Ltd. #B364. Published by Stainer & Bell Ltd. (ST.B364).

Item Number: ST.B364

ISBN 978-0-85249-364-9.

Byrd's 1589 Cantiones Sacrae consists of 16 5-voice 'sacred songs', as the composer called them. They were probably composed over a number of years before the collection was assembled. Though serious in mood, they were intended as vocal chamber music for domestic performance. H.K. Andrews described them as 'musically one of the great achievements of the century'.

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