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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Non nobis – Wikipedia

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. The new text had a liturgical significance for contemporary listeners which is not immediately obvious today.

The Matins service, and by association the canon, took on an additional layer of meaning inwhen William of Orangewith characteristic political astuteness, landed with his troops on November 5, thus creating an association in the popular imagination between William’s invasion and the liberation of the realm from Popery, represented by his predecessor the Catholic King James II.

Mendelssohn has also used the few opening notes in ‘Not only unto him’—the last chorus in S. There it is given with no text, but it is clear from the contour of the melody and the repeated notes that this version was designed to fit the Non nobis Domine text, which must have been in place by this time.

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.

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.

MusicXML source file is in compressed. Philip Legge submitted ALMIGHTY God, who hast in all ages shewed thy power and mercy in the miraculous and gracious deliverance of thy Church, and in the protection of righteous and religious Kings and States, professing thy holy and eternal truth, from the wicked conspiracies and malicious practices of all the enemies thereof; We yield thee our unfeigned thanks and praise for the wonderful and mighty deliverance of our gracious Sovereign King James, the Nobiw, the Prince, and all the Royal Branches, with the Nobility, Clergy, and Commons of England, then assembled in Parliament, by Popish treachery appointed as sheep to the slaughter, in a most barbarous, and savage manner, beyond the examples of former ages.


Van Wilder’s motet contains both the two related motifs which were apparently extracted from the motet by a later musician during the reign of Elizabeth I to form the canon subject. And the Tenor enters, three Semibreve rests after the Guidain the Octave below it. In other languages Add links. This three-part canon is arranged for SAB. 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.

However, in Hall’s Chronicle Non nobis is sung as part of the complete psalm, presumably to plainsong or faburden. Paul Cienniwa submitted 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.

Original text and translations Original nobsi and translations may be found at Psalm Views Read Edit View history. Privacy policy Ddomine ChoralWiki Disclaimers.

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Blow’s ‘Amphion Anglicus,’ printed inspecial mention is made of ‘Bird’s Anthem in bytd notes,’ ‘Preserv’d intire in the Vatican. Another antiquarian, the unreliable Johann Christoph Pepuschprinted it in his Treatise on Harmony with an attribution to Byrd which, though unfounded, has gained traditional acceptance.

Although the two passages are not heard consecutively, they are linked as they both set the text phrase non est qui consoletur “there is none to console [her]”which was presumably the text to which the canon was originally sung. This work has been misattributed. Behold, Lord, for the city once full of riches is laid waste, she who ruled the peoples sits in sadness: This attribution was repeated in the earliest known Continental source, Johann Mattheson ‘s Der vollkommene Domins All scores available in Scorch format, some are also available as PDF files.

For the unrelated Latin motto, see Non nobis solum.

But, the Subject is not the Canon. 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. Claudio Raffi submitted Although this version has not survived in written form, the canon subject was simple enough to have been memorized and transmitted orally.


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. Burney tells us that the earliest copy to which Byrd’s name is appended is that inserted in Hilton’s ‘Catch that Catch can.

The Tenor leads with the Guida. 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.

From this unnatural conspiracy, not our merit, but thy mercy; not our foresight, but thy providence, delivered us: 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.

The next stage in the development of the canon was the text substitution which occurred early in the 17th century. The Bass follows, after a Breve rest, in the Fifth below, singing the B flat. WaiteA New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry vol. 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 Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Non Nobis Domine

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

Part Midis and Mp3s Available Editor: By using this site, you agree to nobjs Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Van Wilder’s motet was widely sung in Elizabethan recusant circles, and is preserved in as many as seven Tudor manuscripts. Original text and translations may be found at Psalm