Sing ye unto the Lord our God (Samuel Long)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-15)   CPDL #39320:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2016-04-15).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The alto and tenor parts are printed in the source in the alto and tenor clefs respectively, and only the first verse of the text is given (subsequent verses have here been added editorially). The pairs of notes given here as slurred minims in bar 9 in the soprano and alto parts are shown in both these parts in the source as a small minim grace note slurred to a full sized semibreve.
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General Information

Title: Sing ye unto the Lord our God
Composer: Samuel Long
Tune: St Peter's
Lyricist: Thomas Norton

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1762 in Parochial Harmony, William Riley, London, p. 19

Description: This setting of Ps. 149 in the metrical Old Version appears on p19 of William Riley's Parochial Harmony, London: [1762], where it is attributed 'by Mr Saml Long'. Hymn Tune Index tune number 2859.

The preceding tune, 'Mecklenburg' (a setting of Ps. 91 NV, 'He that has God his guardian made'), on p18, is attributed 'by Mr Saml Long. Orgst of St Peter le Poor'. Both tunes are marked with asterisks: a note below the contents page of the book indicates that this denotes 'new Tunes'. 'Mr Samuel Long, Organist of St Peter-le-Poor, Broad-street' is listed among the subscribers to Riley's Parochial Music Corrected, published together with Parochial Harmony.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 149.