William Byrd – Ne irascaris, Domine SATTB


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11 pages. Also available for ATTBarB.

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Byrd’s setting of words from the Prophet Isaiah has become one of his most frequently-performed motets today. The desolation of Zion and Jerusalem that Isaiah speaks of is often seen as analogous to life as a Roman Catholic in Protestant England during the late 16th century and Byrd delivers these lines in vastly contrasting ways – Sion deserta facta est is homophonic with bold harmonic gestures whilst Jerusalem desolata est is given spacious polyphony. The combination is incredibly moving and reveals a deep personal connection between Byrd, his music and the text.

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