William Byrd: Mass For Four Voices

Books | Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass

Publisher: Chester Music
Composer: William Byrd
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

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.

ISBN: 9780711924512
No of pages: 40
Language: English
Catalogue No: CH08803

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        Scores 9.4 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
        9 out of 10


        Hythe, Kent, UK GB Chamber choir conductor
        Music text as expected.
        A performing edition could have suggestions for dynamics printed in the text.
        Confirmed purchase: 10 August 2018
        Published on: 25 August 2018
        9 out of 10


        Andover GB
        Qiuck delivery, very good price
        Reviewer left no comment
        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

        Musicroom Reviews

        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!
        Anonymous - (Manchester, United Kingdom)

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