Tribulatio proxima est

William Byrd

Tribulatio proxima est

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Tribulatio proxima est is a five-part Latin motet by the renaissance English composer, William Byrd (1543-1623). It is adjacent to (in the 1591 Cantiones Sacre) and shares many features with Byrd's Marian hymn, Salve Regina. Both have a particularly unusual opening, where a semichoir sings material which is not picked ... read more

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