William Byrd: Mass For Four Voices
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William Byrd: Mass For Four Voices

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass (SATB)
Composer: William Byrd
Series: Chester Books Of Motets
Catalogue #: CH08803
ISBN: 9780711924512


This sacred work is a rousing and expansive mass written by English Elizabethan musician William Byrd. This is the definitive score for this masterpiece of Tudor polyphony has been edited by Henry Washington, with reference to the original part-books in the British Museum. This has been set for a mixed choir of Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass.

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Mass For Four Voices

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Scores 9.6 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
9 out of 10


Andover GB
Qiuck delivery, very good price
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Confirmed purchase: 22 May 2015
Published on: 19 June 2015
9 out of 10


Svendborg, Denmark GB Choral conductor & singer
Handy size, clear and easy-to-read layout. Makes it convenient for use in an concert-situation. The editorial piano-score makes the process of study easier for many conductors. Recommendable - with this edition one of the true masterpieces of renaissance music becomes accessible for all capable choirs.
The layout may seem a bit out-dated here and there. But it is a minor point!
Confirmed purchase: 27 March 2014
Published on: 26 June 2014

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Customer Rating This is the definitive version (The Chester Music Edition) of Byrd's Four Part Mass, as edited by Henry Washington. It is widely regarded as the most accurate restructuring for modern use by many musicologists world-wide. It meets the practical demands of the modern day choir, and meets the previously questioned textual problems of earlier editions by referring to the original part books in the British Museum. This has left the user with a clear difference between editorial suggestions and the original text. It is a must-have edition of a prominent piece of late renaissance polyphony and I cannot recommend it too highly!

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Format: Vocal Score
Length: 40 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Chester Music

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