Thursday, 8 April 2021

Mr Byrd's "Haec Dies"

Time for some music - some Easter music to be precise. "This is the day the Lord has made" is one of the ancient texts of Mass for Easter Sunday - or "Haec dies quam fecit Dominus" in Latin. Here is a well-known setting of the prayer by the great English (and Catholic) composer from Tudor times, William Byrd. If you can read music you'll be able to follow the score too.  I sang this when I was in our cathedral choir as a lad back in the 60s. And I was one of the top line trebles I'll have you know! Here it is sung by the choir of Trinity College, Cambridge.

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