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Cantiones sacrae


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Term used by many composers, incl. (1) Motets by William Byrd. Book I (1589) contains 29 for 5 vv., Book II (1591) 20 for 5 vv. and 12 for 6 vv. In 1575 Byrd and Tallis jointly pubd. vol. of Cantiones sacrae of which 17 were by Byrd. (2) Comp. by John Gardner for sop., ch., and orch., to biblical text, f.p. Hereford 1952.

(1) Motets by William Byrd. Book I (1589) contains 29 for 5 vv., Book II (1591) 20 for 5 vv. and 12 for 6 vv. In 1575 Byrd and Tallis jointly pubd. vol. of Cantiones sacrae of which 17 were by Byrd. (2) Comp. by John Gardner for sop., ch., and orch., to biblical text, f.p. Hereford 1952.

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