William Byrd Complete works

Vocal music
Instrumental music

Work for choir (68)

Work for soloist (1)

Creative activity

Creative activity

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 Duration of the works

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 Number of works

1575

40 years

1614

 

Number of works

 

Duration of the works (average or estimed)

Dated works

1614

age 71
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Teares or Lamentacions of a Sorrowfull Soule


Work composed for voice

1. Look down, O Lord, on me a poor man

2. Be unto me, O Lord, a tower of strength

3. I laid down to rest and sleep

4. Come help O God

1613

age 70

1612

age 69

1611

age 68
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How vain the toils


Song, composed for voice

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Ah silly soul


Song, composed for voice

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Turn our captivity


Song, composed for voice

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Praise our Lord, all ye Gentiles


Song, composed for voice

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O God that guides the cheerful sun


Song, composed for voice

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This day Christ was born


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Fantasy


Song, composed for voice

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Have mercy upon me


Song, composed for voice

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Make ye joy to God


Song, composed for voice

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Wedded to will is witless


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Crowned with flowers


Song, composed for voice

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Sing we merrily unto God - Blow up the trumpet


Song, composed for voice

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Come woeful Orpheus


Song, composed for voice

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Arise Lord into thy rest


Song, composed for voice

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Retire my soul


Song, composed for voice

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Come let us rejoice unto our Lord


Song, composed for voice

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Fantasy


Song, composed for voice

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What is life or worldly pleasure?


Song, composed for voice

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Come jolly swains


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Awake mine eyes


Song, composed for voice

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A feigned friend


Song, composed for voice

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Let not the sluggish sleep


Song, composed for voice

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This sweet and merry month of May


Song, composed for voice

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In crystal towers


Song, composed for voice

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I have been young


Song, composed for voice

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Sing ye to our Lord


Song, composed for voice

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Who looks may leap


Song, composed for voice

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In winter cold - whereat an ant


Song, composed for voice

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Of flatt'ring speech


Song, composed for voice

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The eagle's force


Song, composed for voice

1610

age 67

1609

age 66

1608

age 65

1607

age 64
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Gradualia II: seu cantionum sacrarum, liber secundus


Motet, composed for voice

1. Puer natus est nobis

2. Viderunt omnes

3. Dies sanctificatus

4. Tui sunt coeli

5. Viderunt omnes

6. Hodie Christus natus est

7. O admirabile commertium

8. O magnum misterium

9. Beata Virgo

10. Ecce advenit Dominator Dominus

11. Reges Tharsis

12. Vidimus stellam

13. Surge illuminare

14. Ab ortu solis

15. Venite comedite

16. Alleluia, “Cognoverunt discipuli”

17. Ego sum panis vivus

18. O quam suavis

19. Jesu nostra redemptio

20. Resurrexi

21. Haec dies

22. Victimae paschali

23. Terra tremuit

24. Pascha nostrum

25. Viri Galilei

26. Alleluia, “Ascendit Deus”

27. Dominus in Sina

28. Ascendit Deus

29. Psallite Domino

30. O rex gloriae

31. Spiritus Domini

32. Alleluia, “Emitte spiritum tuum”

33. Veni sancte spiritus

34. Confirma hoc Deus

35. Factus est repente

36. Veni sancte spiritus

37. Non vos relinquam orphanos

38. Nunc scio vere

39. Constitues eos principes

40. Solve jubente Deo

41. Tu es Petrus

42. Hodie Simon Petrus

43. Tu es pastor ovium

44. Quodcunque ligaveris

45. Laudate Dominum

46. Venite exultemus

1606

age 63

1605

age 62
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Gradualia I: ac cantiones sacrae, liber primus


Motet, composed for voice

1. Suscepimus Deus

2. Sicut audivimus

3. Senex puerum portabat

4. Nunc dimittis

5. Responsum accepit Simeon

6. Salve sancta parens

7. Virgo Dei genitrix

8. Felix es

9. Beata es

10. Beata viscera

11. Rorate caeli desuper

12. Tollite portas

13. Ave Maria

14. Ecce Virgo concipiet

15. Vultum tuum

16. Speciosus forma

17. Post partum

18. Felix namque

19. Alleluia - Ave Maria - Virga Jesse

20. Gaude Maria

21. Diffusa est gratia

22. Gaudeamus omnes

23. Assumpta est Maria

24. Optimam partem

25. Adoramus te Christe

26. Unam petii a Domino

27. Plorans plorabit

28. Gaudeamus omnes

29. Timete Dominum

30. Justorum animae

31. Beati mundo corde

32. Cibavit eos

33. Oculi omnium

34. Sacerdotes Domini

35. Quotiescunque manducabitis

36. Ave verum corpus

37. O salutaris hostia

38. O sacrum convivium

39. Pange lingua - Nobis datus

40. Ecce quam bonum

41. Christus resurgens

42. Visita quaesumus

43. Salve Regina

44. Alma redemptoris mater

45. Ave Regina caelorum

46. In manus tuas

47. Laetania

48. Salve sola Dei genitrix

49. Senex puerum portabat

50. Hodie beata Virgo Maria

51. Deo gratias

52. Quem terra pontus aethera

53. O gloriosa Domina

54. Memento salutis auctor

55. Ave Maris stella

56. Regina caeli

57. Alleluia, “Quae lucescit”

58. Haec dies

59. Angelus Domini descendit

60. Post dies octo - Mane nobiscum

61. Turbarum voces

62. Adorna thalamum tuum (Candlemas)

1604

age 61

1603

age 60

1602

age 59

1601

age 58

1600

age 57

1599

age 56

1598

age 55

1597

age 54

1596

age 53

1595

age 52

1594

age 51
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Mass for 5 voices


1593

age 50
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Mass for 3 voices


1592

age 49
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Mass for 4 voices


1591

age 48
Work for soloist

My Ladye Nevells Booke


Work composed for harpsichord

1. My Ladye Nevells Grownde

2. Qui Passe; for my Ladye Nevell

3. The Marche before the Battell

4. The Battell

5. The Galliarde for the Victorie

6. The Barleye Breake

7. A Galliards Gygge

8. The Huntes upp

9. Ut Re Mi Fa Sol La

10. The Firste Pavian

11. The Galliarde to the Firste Pavian

12. The Seconde Pavian

13. The Galliarde to the Seconde Pavian

14. The Third Pavian

15. The Galliarde to the Third Pavian

16. The Fourth Pavian

17. The Galliarde to the Fourth Pavian

18. The Fifte Pavian

19. The Galliarde to the Fifte Pavian

20. Pavana the Sixte; Kinbrugh Goodd

21. The Galliarde to the Sixte Pavian

22. The Seventh Pavian

23. The Eighte Pavian

24. The Passinge Mesures; the Nynthe Pavian

25. The Galliarde to the Nynthe Pavian

26. A Voluntarie; for my Ladye Nevell

27. Will Yow Walke the Woods soe Wylde

28. The Maidens Songe

29. A Lesson of Voluntarie

30. The Second Grownde

31. Have With Yow to Walsingame

32. All in a Garden Grine

33. Lord Willobies Welcome Home

34. The Carmans Whistle

35. Hughe Ashtons Grownde

36. A Fancie

37. Sellingers Rownde

38. Munsers Almaine

39. The Tennthe Pavian; Mr. W. Peter

40. The Galliarde to the Tennthe Pavian

41. A Fancie

42. A Voluntarie

Work for choir

Cantiones Sacrae II: Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum


Motet, composed for voice

1. Laudibus in sanctis - Magnificum Domini - Hunc arguta

2. Quis est homo - Diverte a malo

3. Fac cum servo tuo

4. Salve Regina - Et Jesum

5. Tribulatio proxima est - Contumelias et terrores

6. Domine exaudi orationem - Et non intres in judicium

7. Apparebit in finem

8. Haec dicit Dominus - Haec dicit Dominus

9. Circumdederunt me

10. Levemus corda

11. Recordare Domine - Quiescat Domine

12. Exsurge Domine

13. Miserere mei Deus

14. Descendit de coelis - Et exivit per auream portam

15. Domine non sum dignus

16. Infelix ego - Quid igitur faciam? - At te igitur

17. Afflicti pro peccatis - Ut eruas nos

18. Cantate Domino

19. Cunctis diebus

20. Domine salva nos

21. Haec dies

1590

age 47

1589

age 46
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Songs of sundrie natures


Work composed for voice

1. Lord in thy rage

2. Right blest are they

3. Lord in thy wrath correct me not

4. O God which art most merciful

5. Lord hear my prayer

6. From depth of sin

7. Attend mine humble prayer

8. Susanna fair

9. The nightingale

10. When younglings first on Cupid fix their sight - But when by proof

11. Upon a summer's day - Then for a boat

12. The greedy hawk

13. Is Love a boy? - Boy pity me

14. Wounded I am - Yet of us twain

15. From Cytheron the warlike boy is fled - There careless thoughts are freed - If Love be just

16. O Lord my God

17. While that the sun

18. Rejoice rejoice [Chorus of 'From virgin's womb]

19. Cast off all doubtful care [Chorus of An earthly tree]

20. Weeping full sore

21. Penelope that longed for the sight

22. Compel the hawk

23. See those sweet eyes

24. When I was otherwise

25. When first by force

26. I thought that Love had been a boy

27. O dear life

28. Love would discharge

29. From virgin's womb

30. Of gold all burnished - Her breath is more sweet

31. Behold how good a thing - And as the pleasant morning dew

32. An earthly tree an heavenly fruit

33. Who made thee, Hob, forsake the plough

34. And think ye Nymphs to scorn at love - Love is a fit of pleasure

35. If in thine heart

36. Unto the hills mine eyes I lift

37. Christ rising again - Christ is risen again

Work for choir

Cantiones Sacrae I: Liber primus sacrarum cantionum


Motet, composed for voice

1. Defecit in dolore - Sed tu Domine

2. Domine praestolamur - Veni Domine noli tardare

3. O Domine adjuva me

4. Tristitia et anxietas - Sed tu Domine

5. Memento Domine

6. Vide Domine afflictionem - Sed veni Domine

7. Deus venerunt gentes - Posuerunt morticinia - Effuderunt sanguinem - Facti sumus opprobium

8. Domine tu jurasti

9. Vigilate

10. In resurrectione tua

11. Aspice Domine de sede - Respice Domine

12. Ne irascaris Domine - Civitas sancti tui

13. O quam gloriosum est regnum - Benedictio et claritas

14. Tribulationes civitatum - Timor et hebetudo - Nos enim pro peccatis

15. Domine secundum multitudinem

16. Laetentur coeli - Orietur in diebus

1588

age 45
Work for choir

The funeral songs of that honourable Gent., Sir Phillip Sidney, Knight


Work composed for voice

1. Come to me grief for ever

2. O that most rare breast

Work for choir

Songs of sadness and pietie


Work composed for voice

1. Prostrate O Lord I lie

2. All as a Sea

3. Susanna fair

4. If that a sinner's sighs

5. Care for thy soul

6. Lulla, Lullaby

7. Why do I use?

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The match that's made


Sonnet, composed for voice

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Farewell false love


Sonnet, composed for voice

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La verginella


Sonnet, composed for voice

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Constant Penelope


Sonnet, composed for voice

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In fields abroad


Sonnet, composed for voice

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Although the heathen poets


Sonnet, composed for voice

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As I beheld I saw a herdman wild


Sonnet, composed for voice

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What pleasure have great Princes


Sonnet, composed for voice

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Ambitious love


Sonnet, composed for voice

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If women could be fair


Sonnet, composed for voice

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O you that hear this voice


Sonnet, composed for voice

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Where fancy fond for pleasure pleads


Sonnet, composed for voice

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My mind to me a kingdom is


Sonnet, composed for voice

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Who likes to love let him take heed


Sonnet, composed for voice

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Thou Amaryllis dance in green


Sonnet, composed for voice

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I joy not in no earthly bliss


Sonnet, composed for voice

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Even from the depth


Psalm, composed for voice

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Lord in thy wrath


Psalm, composed for voice

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Blessed is he that fears the Lord


Psalm, composed for voice

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Help Lord for wasted are those men


Psalm, composed for voice

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O Lord who in thy sacred tent


Psalm, composed for voice

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O Lord how long wilt thou forget


Psalm, composed for voice

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How shall a young man prone to ill


Psalm, composed for voice

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My soul oppressed with care and grief


Psalm, composed for voice

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Mine eyes with fervency of sprite


Psalm, composed for voice

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O God give ear and do apply


Psalm, composed for voice

1587

age 44

1586

age 43

1585

age 42

1584

age 41

1583

age 40

1582

age 39

1581

age 38

1580

age 37

1579

age 36

1578

age 35

1577

age 34

1576

age 33

1575

age 32
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Cantiones, quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur


Motet, composed for voice

1. Emendemus in melius á 5

2. Libera me Domine et pone me á 5

3. Peccantem me quotidie á 5

4. Aspice Domine á 6

5. Attollite portas á 6

6. O lux beata Trinitas á 6

7. Laudate pueri Dominum á 6

8. Memento homo á 6

9. Siderum rector á 5

10. Da mihi auxilium á 6

11. Domine secundum actum meum á 6

12. Diliges Dominum á 8

13. Miserere mihi Domine á 6

14. Tribue Domine; Te deprecor; Gloria Patri á 6

15. Libera me Domine de morte aeterna á 5

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