William Byrd is one of England’s most celebrated composers of the renaissance era. He along with Thomas Tallis was granted a patent for printing music (and ruled music paper), so it seems only apt that we now publish one of the pieces that were printed under this patent.
Laudate Pueri Dominum (Praise the Lord, Children) appears to have been originally an instrumental fantasia, with the words from Psalm 113 added after composition.
The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following parts:
Soprano Saxophone (alternative to Alto Saxophone 3)
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
Tenor Saxophone 1 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 4)
Baritone Saxophone 1 (alternative to Tenor Saxophone 2)
Baritone Saxophone 2
Alternative & optional parts
Alto Saxophone 3 (alternative to Soprano Saxophone)
Alto Saxophone 4 (alternative to Tenor Saxophone 1)
Tenor Saxophone 2 (alternative to Baritone Saxophone 1)
Bass Saxophone (optional)
“Laudate Pueri Dominum” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.