My soul, praise the Lord, speak good of his name (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • (Posted 2016-10-29)   CPDL #41612:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-29).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 83 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Re-barred and converted to 6/4 time. Oval note edition. Converted to two staffs: original Tenor becomes Soprano, up one octave; Medius becomes Alto; Cantus becomes Tenor, down an octave; and Bass remains. A total of five of Kethe's stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-10-29)   CPDL #41611:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-29).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 79 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Re-barred and converted to 6/4 time. Oval note edition. A total of five of Kethe's stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-10-29)   CPDL #41610:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-29).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 95 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Re-barred and converted to 6/4 time. Note shapes added (4-shape). A total of five of Kethe's stanzas included.
  • (Posted 2016-10-29)   CPDL #41609:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-29).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 94 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. A few small edits, otherwise as written in 1621. A total of five of Kethe's stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: My soul, praise the Lord, speak good of his name
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft
Lyricist: William Kethe

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 10 10. 11 11. D or 10 10. 11 11 (Kethe, Ravenscroft)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1621 in The Whole Booke of Psalmes (Thomas Ravenscroft), no. 116

Description: Words by William Kethe, 1560, Old Version, paraphrase of Psalm 104, in 12 stanzas; each of Kethe's stanzas is 10 10. 11 11. D. Ravenscroft used half of the first stanza (10 10. 11 11.) in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 104.