O sing unto the Lord a new song (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2016-02-26)   CPDL #38696:     
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2016-02-26).   Score information: Letter, 18 pages, 249 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key and note values; editorial accidentals and slurs added.
  • CPDL #08724:      (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Denis Mason (submitted 2004-12-13).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 352 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor third; note values halved.

General Information

Title: O sing unto the Lord a new song
Composer: Thomas Tomkins
Source of text: Psalm 149 vv. 1-2 (minor variation on Book of Common Prayer text)

Number of voices: 7vv   Voicings: AATTBBB or SSAATBB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ or a cappella

First published: 1668 in Musica Deo sacra, no. 6.5

Description: A seven-part setting of Psalm 149:1-2 (with slightly altered text).

External websites: Performance by the Choir of King's College, dir. Stephen Cleobury

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 149 :1-2