That man is blest whose wickedness (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-17)   CPDL #37566:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Converted to two staffs: Soprano = Tenor in original, moved up one octave; Alto = Medius; Tenor = Cantus, move down one octave; Bass = Bassus. All eleven stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-17)   CPDL #37565:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Edited to fit meter. All eleven stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-17)   CPDL #37564:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-17).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All eleven stanzas included.

General Information

Title: That man is blest whose wickedness
Tune: Kings
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: Thomas Ravenscroft
Lyricist: Thomas Sternhold

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 87. 87 (stanzas 1 and 5), Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1621 in The Whole Booke of Psalmes (Thomas Ravenscroft), no. 46

Description: Tune first published by an anonymous composer in The Scottish Psalter, 1615; harmonized by Thomas Ravenscroft, 1621. Words by Thomas Sternhold, 1547, paraphrase of Psalm 32, in eleven stanzas. Stanzas 1 and 5 have meter 87. 87 – the rest are 86. 86 (C. M.).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 32.