Psalm 136 (Israel Holdroyd)

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  • (Posted 2018-12-16)   CPDL #52634:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-12-16).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1722. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Psalm 136
First Line: Praise ye the Lord, for he is good
Composer: Israel Holdroyd
Lyricist: Thomas Norton

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 8 10.

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1722 in The Spiritual Man's Companion, Edition 1

Description: A long set piece. Words by Thomas Norton, 1562, Old Version paraphrase of Psalm 136, with 27 stanzas. Holdroyd used the first eight stanzas of Norton's paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 136.