William Mundy (±1529-1591): Adolescentulus sum ego

This six-part through-composed votive antiphon sets Psalm 118:141-142 in the Vulgate1 . It’s a bit scaled down but still very substantial in terms of its structure and its musical texture which consists of very tightly woven imitative polyphony gets ever richer as the motet progresses. It’s more proof, if proof were needed, that Mundy was…

William Byrd (±1539-1623): Domine, quis habitabit?

Like Domine ante te omne desiderium about which I wrote on August 29th of this year (see: William Byrd (±1539-1623): Domine ante te omne desiderium | Saturday Chorale) Domine, quis habitabit? is a Psalm motet and like Domine ante te omne desiderium it’s an unpublished work. It’s a relatively early piece, in fact it’s undated…