O That Most Rare Breast (Byrd, William)
Free public domain sheet music from IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library
Scores and Parts
Dallas: Hawthorne Early Music, 2013.
|Work Title||O That Most Rare Breast|
|Year/Date of Composition||1586 or later|
|Librettist||Possibly Sir Edward Dyer|
|Instrumentation||Voice, 4 instruments|
The text is a funeral poem honoring the death of Sir Philip Sidney. It was the final piece (all 5 parts texted) in Byrd's 1588 Psalmes, Sonets and Songs.