Glory be to the Father (John Blow)

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  • (Posted 2017-04-28)   CPDL #44260:     
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2017-04-28).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch and note values.

General Information

Title: Glory be to the Father
Composer: John Blow

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1694

Description: This canon for four voices is included as an example by Purcell in the twelfth edition of An Introduction to the Skill of Musick (London, 1694). Purcell writes: "This canon of four in one is a Gloria Patri of Dr. Blow's, whose character is sufficiently known by his works, of which this very instance is enough to recommend him for one of the greatest masters in the world."

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Gloria Patri.