Prevent us, O Lord (1580)

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Composer:Byrd, William (1543-1623), English
Instruments:a cappella SAATB (piccolo, clarinet/flute, French horn, bassoon)
Submitter:Hooper, John
Email:john (e-mail)
There is no text/lyrics; the File was generated purely for Choral Rehearsing purposes (using a published piano-reduction Score), and so doesn't look pretty even though it should sound reasonable (though that depends very much on your hardware/software; mine is a Soundblaster AWE64 Gold).
My thanks to James Gibb,, whose MXL Score I borrowed.
The Site also contains Midi Files for several rather more modern Composers, for which NWC versions may be available.
There is an excellent performance of this Work by the Tallis Scholars on YouTube at