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EMP0036 Byrd, William Diffusa est gratia
SMATB Offertorium, Votive Mass BVM £2.50
This beautiful miniature (lasting about a minute) is found in the first book of Byrd's Gradualia. It is one of the tricky items, being used twice, and although Byrd printed it as the opening section of the long Gradual-Tract group for the Annunciation (in Lent), it may well have been composed initially as the Offertory for the Purification. Byrd failed to provide the piece with a final close, so I give it with an optional cadence.
EMP0765 Byrd, William Diffusa est gratia
SSATB Offertorium, Marian Feasts £2.50
This lovely piece is one of the few with which Byrd made mistakes in his immense Gradualia: the piece is provided in the short form required when it is sung in the Gradual music for the Annunciation and the Assumption, and lacks the end of the text when it is the Offertory. I have provided a final cadence and an alternative end with the complete text.
EMP0414 Byrd, William Domine exaudi
SAATB Psalm-Motet, Penitential £4.00
A lengthy setting of the first 2 verses of Ps. 142.
EMP0348 Gabrieli, Andrea Domine exaudi orationem meam (Ps. 101)
SSATTB Psalm, Penitential £6.00
The fifth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 101)
EMP0640 Gabrieli, Andrea Domine exaudi orationem meam (Ps. 142)
SSATTB Psalm, Penitential £4.75
The seventh Penitential Psalm, in this performing version down a third from the high clef original.
EMP0981 Gabrieli, Andrea Domine exaudi orationem meam (Ps. 142)
SSATTB Psalm, Penitential £4.75
The seventh Penitential Psalm, in this version at the pitch of the high clef original.
EMP0350 Gabrieli, Andrea Domine ne in furore (Ps. 6)
SMATBaB Psalm, Penitential £4.75
The first Penitential Psalm (Ps. 6) transposed down a fourth for male voices
EMP1675 Gabrieli, Andrea Domine ne in furore (Ps. 6)
SMATBaB Psalm, Penitential £4.75
The first Penitential Psalm (Ps. 6) transposed down a tone for mixed voices.
EMP0576 Byrd, William Domine tu jurasti
SATBaB Motet general, Penitential £4.00
Obviously a politically motivated piece - the text is non-liturgical, and the translation in part reads 'deliver us from the hand of Pharaoh...and from bondage under the Egyptians.'
EMP0786 Merulo, Claudio Dominus illuminatio mea
SMATBaBB £3.00
EMP0179 Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da Dum complerentur: Dum ergo essent
SSATTB Motet general, Pentecost (Whitsun) Manuscript edition £5.00
EMP0820 Croce, Giovanni Duo Seraphim clamabant
SSATB (+SATB) bc Holy Trinity £4.00
One of the shorter pieces in the 1610 collection. It has - naturally - a duo for 'Duo Seraphim' and a trio for 'Tres sunt', and only two tutti passages with the Ripieno, the second with a concluding 'Alleluia'.
EMP1628 Croce, Giovanni Duo Seraphim clamabant
SSATB (+SATB) bc Holy Trinity £3.00
One of the shorter pieces in the 1610 collection. It has - naturally - a duo for 'Duo Seraphim' and a trio for 'Tres sunt', and only two tutti passages with the Ripieno, the second with a concluding 'Alleluia'. This is the ripieno score.
EMP1642 Croce, Giovanni Duo Seraphim clamabant
SSATB (+SATB) bc Holy Trinity £8.50
One of the shorter pieces in the 1610 collection. It has - naturally - a duo for 'Duo Seraphim' and a trio for 'Tres sunt', and only two tutti passages with the Ripieno, the second with a concluding 'Alleluia'. This is the score and parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
EMP0519 Merulo, Claudio Ecce Maria genuit
SSAATBB Antiphon, Christmas £4.00
One of several pieces for seven voices in Merulo's Second Book of Motets. The text is a Vesper Antiphon on Christmas Day and its Octave, also for the Purification and in the Office of BVM. It refers to John Baptist seeing Christ and exclaiming: Behold the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world. It ends with a splendid triple-time Alleluia.
EMP1184 Victoria, Tomas Luis de Ecce quomodo moritur justus (Sabbato sancto Resp. VI)
ATBaB Tenebrae Responsories, Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) £2.50
This is our standard version, transposed a fourth lower.
EMP1207 Victoria, Tomas Luis de Ecce quomodo moritur justus (Sabbato sancto Resp. VI)
SATB Tenebrae Responsories, Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) £2.50
Mixed-voice version, transposed down a tone.
EMP0302 Philips, Peter Ecce vicit Leo
SATB SATB Motet general, Easter £4.00
EMP0522 Aleotti, Raphaela Ego flos campi
SAT SATB Motet general, Marian Feasts £3.00
One of the few pieces by a female composer of the period. She was prioress of the musically renowned Augustinian convent of S Vito, Ferrara, from 1636 to 1639.
EMP1118 Clemens non Papa, Jacobus Ego flos campi
SSATTBB General Use £4.00
A ravishingly beautiful piece, in the rare 7-voice scoring, here revised in original note-values.
EMP1129 Clemens non Papa, Jacobus Ego flos campi
SSATTBB General Use £4.00
A ravishingly beautiful piece, in the rare 7-voice scoring, now revised in original note-values. This versions is a third higher than the original.
EMP0289 Merulo, Claudio Ego sum panis
SATTB Motet general, Corpus Christi £3.00
A motet from Sacrae Cantiones, 1578: originally for Corpus Christi, very suitable for Communion: it has a wonderfully open texture with long melismatic lines, and a beautiful final Alleluia. A high clef piece, here offered down a fourth.
EMP0317 Walter, Johann Ein feste Burg
SATB Choral-Motet, Non-liturgical £2.50
EMP0039 Byrd, William Emendemus in melius
SATBaB Motet general, Penitential £3.00
Transposed down a tone from the original high pitch. Also available a 4th lower as indicated by the high clefs of the original.
EMP0577 Byrd, William Emendemus in melius
SATTB Motet general, Penitential £3.00
Rightly one of Byrd's best-known pieces, almost homophonic and most effective. Transposed down a 4th from the high-clefs original. Also available at a higher pitch.
EMP1049 Byrd, William Emendemus in melius
SATTB Respond, Ash Wednesday £4.00
A version of the piece laid out to permit its liturgical use as a Responsory either on the First Sunday in Lent or, with an added Gloria Patri, during the Imposition of Ashes on Ash Wednesday. Transposed down a 4th from the high-clefs original. Available on request at a higher pitch.
EMP0280 Gabrieli, Andrea Emendemus in melius
SAATTB Respond, Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) £3.00
A wonderful setting of the text familiar from Byrd's setting, also suitable for general penitential use. Our standard version is a third lower than the original high cleffing.
EMP0746 Gabrieli, Andrea Emendemus in melius
SAATTB Respond, Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) £3.00
A wonderful setting of the text familiar from Byrd's setting, also suitable for general pentitential use. This version is a fourth lower than the original high cleffing.
EMP0770 Gabrieli, Andrea Emendemus in melius
SAATTB Respond, Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) £3.00
A wonderful setting of the text familiar from Byrd's setting, also suitable for general penitential use. This version is a tone lower than the original high clefs.
EMP1173 Victoria, Tomas Luis de Eram quasi agnus (In Coena Domini Resp. VII)
ATBaB Tenebrae Responsories, In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) £2.50
This is our standard version, transposed a fourth lower.
EMP1196 Victoria, Tomas Luis de Eram quasi agnus (In Coena Domini Resp. VII)
SATB Tenebrae Responsories, In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) £2.50
Mixed-voice version, transposed down a tone.
EMP0571 Croce, Giovanni Exaudi Deus
SATB Introitus, Lent £2.50
A lovely little piece, which has become a favourite. The text (from Psalm 54) was frequently sung as part of the Introit or at the Communion: Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. Attend unto me, and hear me. Available separately or in 'Three motets for four voices'.
EMP1275 Gabrieli, Giovanni Exaudi Deus à 12 (1615)
a 12: see description Respond, Office of the Dead £6.00
A setting of the first three verses of Psalm 54 (55). The opening of the Psalm is set as an Offertory during Lent; this large-scale setting was presumably for a non-liturgical performance. Scored for three choirs, SMAT TBaBSb SATB: the third choir is the vocal Capella, Choir I would normally be a solo Tenor with three high instruments, Choir II a solo Tenor with three low instruments.
EMP1681 Gabrieli, Giovanni Exaudi Deus à 12 (1615)
a 12: see description Respond, Office of the Dead £4.75
The vocal score omits the instrumental parts: Cantus, Altus and Octavus from Primus chorus and Quintus, Nonus and Bassus from Secundus chorus.
EMP1682 Gabrieli, Giovanni Exaudi Deus à 12 (1615)
a 12: see description Respond, Office of the Dead £4.00
The Primus chorus with Basso pro organo
EMP1683 Gabrieli, Giovanni Exaudi Deus à 12 (1615)
a 12: see description Respond, Office of the Dead £4.00
The Secundus chorus with Basso pro organo