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Sheppard: Our Father

Polyphonic motet for SAATB, set to the words of the Lord's Prayer

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This gem exists only in a Tenor part book of 1578 (British Library Add. 22597 f15b), however a table book of the same year contains the piece set out for viols (Add. 31390 f94) and is titled: A book of In Nomines and other solfainge songes of v, vi, vii parts for voices or instruments, followed by the motto Vermis et non homo (I am a worm and no man: Psalm 22, verse 6). Consequently the only extant underlay is in the tenor.

The underlay for the other parts is editorial and italicised. Text in square brackets in the tenor denotes the editorial filling in of repeat marks. The text of the Amen exists as the phrase 'Always so be it' and has been altered for idiomatic conformity. The placing of the underlay in the Amen reflects the original phrasing. Note values have been halved. 

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