Give the king thy judgments (William Boyce)

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  • CPDL #25777:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-17).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 159 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the 1780 edition. Since the A2 solo part is low, this version has been set for ATB in the verse sections. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #25681:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2012-03-03).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 130 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Give the king thy judgments
Composer: William Boyce

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SSATB or SSTTB
Verse: AA and Solo Bass
Genre: SacredAnthemVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1780 in 15 Anthems, no. 3

Description: A verse anthem for two counter tenors (or tenors), bass and 5 part chorus. It may have been composed for a royal occasion. It was probably inspired by William Croft's setting of the same text which Boyce included in his collection "Cathedral Music"

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 72, verses 1,2,3,5,7,8,11