O admirabile commercium

By: William Byrd
For: Choir
page one of O admirabile commercium

Buy this score now

O admirabile commercium


(+ VAT when applicable)
PDF icon

Instant download

You are purchasing high quality sheet music PDF files suitable for printing or viewing on digital devices.
William Byrd
Difficult (Grades 7+)
3 minutes
License details
For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.

Byrd's Gradualia is chiefly a collection of Mass Propers for the feasts of the church year, but in many cases includes, as here, settings for the Office. O admirabile commercium is the Magnificat Antiphon at Vespers on the Feast of the Circumcision, which until recently was celebrated on January 1st.

The piece is by no means as familiar as the companion piece O magnum misterium (also available in our Edition), possibly because of its unusual scoring SSAB.

The piece is given here in the original note values and at original pitch.

O wonderful relationship: the Creator of the human race, taking our flesh upon him, deigns to be born of a Virgin, and coming forth without seed of man, bestows his divinity upon us

To purchase this score, please add it to your cart above. To purchase music not currently available on Score Exchange or for extended license requests, please contact the publisher directly.

Reviews of O admirabile commercium

Sorry, there's no reviews of this score yet. Please .