Byrd’s Easter motets bubble over with joy and happiness. Haec dies is a three part setting of the Easter Antiphon, that takes its text from Psalm 24 and was first published in Vol 3 of the 1605 Gradualia. Enjoy :-).
William Byrd (±1539-1623): Haec dies – Alleluia Pascha nostrum
Haec dies quam fecit Dominus: exultemus et laetemur in ea.
This is the day which the Lord hath made: let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Performers: The Cardinall’s Musick conducted by Andrew Carwood