William Byrd - c.1540-1623.
William Byrd – c.1540-1623. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 118:24 [Latin]

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Haec dies (1591) by William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Haec Dies - Ensemble Companio
Performed by Ensemble Companio


MP3: Byrd: Haec Dies / Choir of Clare College, Timothy Brown / Heritage


English Church Music, Volume 1: Anthems and Motets by Robert King. Arranged by John Rutter. For SATB choir with keyboard/unaccompanied/basso continuo. Mixed Voices. Oxford Choral Classics Collections. Sacred, Choral Collection. Vocal score. 384 pages. Published by Oxford University Press 


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Psalm 121
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Psalm 121:1-8 [anonymous metrical text version used for Byrd’s music]

1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

 Unto the hills mine eyes I lift (from Songs of Sundrie Natures, 1589) by William Byrd (1540-1623)

Performed by The Cardinall’s Musick, conductor Andrew Carwood



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William Byrd – c.1540-1623. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 22:37,39 [Latin]

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Diliges Dominum (1575, from Cantiones Sacrae) by William Byrd (1539/1540-1623)

Byrd: Diliges Dominum - Sixteen

Performed by the Sixteen, Dir. Harry Christophers

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