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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Philip Legge submitted In another two -part solution, the upper Voice, leading with the Guidais followed, after a Semibreve rest, by the lower one, in the Fourth below; all the Fs in the second Voice being made sharp. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. No claim that merit for Byrd. No clue can be obtained, either as to the authorship, or nonn date, of this very interesting MS. Byrv Treble leads, with the Guida. Non nobis domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam, whiche is to say in Englishe, Not to us lord, not to us, but to thy name let the glory be geven: In a third, the Guida leads, as before, and the lower Voice follows, after three Semibreve rests, in the Octave below.

Brian Russell submitted MusicXML source file is in compressed. 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. It is in the ingenuity of that that the true merit lies. Realised for 3 voices, SABar. Behold, Lord, for the city once full of riches is laid do,ine, she who ruled the peoples sits in sadness: Pepusch, in his ‘ Treatise on Harmony ‘ —distinctly calls it ‘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.

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This is clear from the earliest known notated source, the so-called Bull MS also known as Tisdale’s Virginal Book [3] completed about In order to work out this solution, the seventh note in the Alto must be made a Semibreve, and the eighth a Minim; and the three last notes in the Treble must be F, F, C, instead B, B, A. Views Read Edit View history. This is the version given in most of the early sources, but many other solutions are technically possible, a fact which has perhaps contributed much to its enduring appeal.


There are surviving copies of the Non nobis Domine canon in the hands of both Mozart and Beethoven. But, the Subject is not the Canon. Files recovered using http: These three solutions—in so far as they are complete in two parts—seem, hitherto, to have escaped notice: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The words, which form the first verse of Psalm in the Protestant translations of the Psalterare quoted in the First Collect at Matins in the special Office of thanksgiving instituted by Act of the Parliament of Great Britain following the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in and added to the Book of Common Prayer. 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.

But it does not appear that Palestrina’s name is appended to this copy; and it is worthy of remark, that, in the Introduction to Dr.

A second collect, giving thanks for the Glorious Revolutionwas then added to the service. However, their version was written by Rudyard Kipling, with music by Roger Quilter.

Latin-language Christian hymns Vulgate Latin words and phrases. The most noticeable deviations from rule, are, some Hidden Octaves, which seem to form an essential element in the construction of the second clause; and a certain Changing-Note, in the form of an ascending Seventh—which last fault, however, would not appear, were the parts made to leave off, in the old-fashioned way, one at a time, as they began.

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Realised for 4 voices, SATB. Nobiw 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. Ricciotti may possibly have been tempted to accord it to Palestrina, on the authority of a very antient copy, said to eomine preserved in the Vatican, engraved upon a plate of gold.


The next stage in the development of the canon was the text substitution which occurred early in the 17th century. For the unrelated Latin motto, see Non nobis solum. The simplest solution of which it seems capable is in two parts; of which the first leads, with the Guidawhile the second follows, after a Breve rest, in the Fifth below, singing the B flat, in order to preserve the tonality.

A celebrated Canon, generally sung, in England, as a substitute for ‘Grace after meat,’ at public dinners, and on other festive occasions.

This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat Coleraine High School used Non nobis Domine as their school song before it was doine on [ clarification needed ] to Belfast High School on 25 March 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.

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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And the Tenor enters, three Semibreve rests after the Guidain the Octave below it. It was also the school hymn of Cirencester Grammar School bydd The chief demerit of this lies in the prominence which it gives to the Hidden Octaves already mentioned.

Retrieved from dominne https: Van Wilder’s motet was widely sung in Elizabethan recusant circles, and is preserved in as many as seven Tudor manuscripts. This page was last edited on 29 Octoberat The canon is known to have been admired by Mozart and Beethovenwhomever its noibs was. This three-part canon is arranged for SAB. However, in Hall’s Chronicle Non nobis is sung as part of the complete psalm, presumably to plainsong or faburden.

Non nobis Domine is the official school song of St.