English historians are unanimous in describing ‘Non nobis Domine’ as the composition of William Byrd: but it is not to be found in any volume of. Buy Non Nobis Domine (SAB) by William Byrd/arr. at Choral Sheet Music. Now developing mixed or treble choirs can sing this Englis. There are many ways in which the musical world feels the loss of Thurston Dart. Among the unfinished items on his large agenda was the editing of Byrd’s.

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Subpages Pages with contributor. Dominw order to work out this solution, the seventh note in the Alto must be made a Semibreve, gyrd the eighth a Minim; and the three last notes in the Treble must be F, F, C, instead B, B, A. Non nobis Domine is now known in the form of a 16th-century canon derived from two passages in the motet Aspice Domine a5 by the South Netherlandish lutenist and composer Philip van Wilderwho worked at the English court from c.

It is more frequently transposed at least a Fifth lower; aud sung by an Alto, a Tenor, and a Bass. The Canon—a perpetual one, in the Mixolydian Mode—is capable of many solutions, all exhibiting a freedom of treatment not quite consistent with the strict laws of Counterpoint.

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Blow’s ‘Amphion Anglicus,’ printed inspecial mention is made of ‘Bird’s Anthem in golden notes,’ ‘Preserv’d intire in the Vatican. This attribution was repeated in the earliest known Continental source, Johann Mattheson ‘s Der vollkommene Capellmeister In other languages Add links.

Realised for 4 voices, SATB.

It is however clear from the repeated notes and the contour of the melody that this version was already designed to fit the Non nobis, Domine text, which was evidently sung in a spirit of thanksgiving for deliverance. The collect, which remained in the domie book untilwould have served as a constant reminder of the patriotic associations of the Non nobis Domine canon: Burney tells us that the earliest copy to which Byrd’s name is appended is that inserted in Hilton’s ‘Catch that Catch can.


Texts of this type which also feature widely in Byrd’s penitential and political motets of the s were widely read by the Elizabethan recusant community in contemporary terms as expressions of Catholic nostalgia for the old religious order. However, in Hall’s Chronicle Non nobis is domins as part of the complete psalm, presumably to plainsong or faburden.

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Recent research has shown that the two related figures which form the basis of the Non nobis, Domine canon were extracted from the 5-voice motet Aspice Domine by Philip van Wilder c. One factor in its popularity was undoubtedly its text, a responsory from the Roman Breviary and Sarum Breviary which was sung during the weeks before Advent. Files recovered using http: But, the Subject is not the Canon. Paul; and these notes, phrased exactly as in the Canon, will be found among the works of so many composers, that it is clear they are looked upon as common property.

Paul Cienniwa submitted No clue can be obtained, either as to the authorship, or the date, of this very interesting MS.

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Mendelssohn has also used the few opening notes in ‘Not only unto him’—the last chorus in S. It laments the desolation of the Holy City in language derived from Jeremiah:. The Subject, moreover, is by no means an unusual one; and has even been called, by Morley, ‘ a most common point.

The psalm text, which forms a focus for the rest of the collect, supplies the background to the new version of the canon, which must have been sung in many loyal Protestant households on 5 November the anniversary of the discovery of the plot as an act of thanksgiving for deliverance and a counterblast to the Catholic version.

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The Treble leads, with the Guida. This edition was made directly from the facsimile reprint in Musical Times volumepageby transposing down a perfect fourth for the soprano and quartering the note values.

Rod Mather submitted The Non est qui consoletur canon was probably widely sung in recusant circles with the same connotations. Retrieved from ” https: The canon was published anonymously in three 17th century collections, yet the earliest attribution to a specific composer was made as late as by Thomas Tudway, who ascribed it to Morley ; the woefully inaccurate Dr Pepusch ascribes it to Byrd in his Treatise on Harmony ; and in the theme is quoted in a concerto by Count Unico Willem van Wassenaer formerly attributed to Pergolesi as Canone di Palestrina!


Non nobis Domine is usually sung as a three-part perpetual canon with the two following voices entering at the noibs fourth and lower octave in relation to the lead melody dux.

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm There is no stage direction in the play to indicate the singing of Non nobis Dominebut if Shakespeare had a specific setting in domins he was probably thinking anachronistically of a Protestant metrical psalm tune.

However, their version was written by Rudyard Kipling, with music by Roger Quilter. The chief demerit of this lies in the prominence which it gives to the Hidden Octaves already mentioned. From Wikipedia, the free nobls. MusicXML source file is in compressed. Pepusch, in his nobie Treatise comine Harmony ‘ —distinctly calls nobs ‘the famous Canon by William Byrd,’ and no doubt seems to have been felt on the subject until about the middle of the 18th century, when Carlo Ricciotti published, at Amsterdam, a Concerto, founded on the well-known theme, which he attributed to Palestrina.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In a third, the Guida leads, as before, and the lower Voice follows, after three Semibreve rests, in the Octave below.

Palestrina has, indeed, used its opening clause more than once; notably in his Madrigal, ‘When flowery meadows deck the year’—one of the loveliest that ever was written. The solution donine sung is in three parts.