This spacious earth is all the Lord's (Samuel Arnold)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-09)   CPDL #34224:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2015-01-09).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The first verse only of the text is underlaid in the source, with the subsequent verses given here printed after the music. The parts are identified in the source as Treble, Counter, Tenor and Bass: the top three parts are printed in the treble clef, with the Counter and Tenor an octave above sounding pitch. The original time signature is cut common time, but the piece is barred with four minims to a bar.
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General Information

Title: This spacious earth is all the Lord's
Composer: Samuel Arnold
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86. D (C.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

Published: 1791 Arnold and Calcott's The Psalms of David for the Use of Parish Churches, London, pp. 28-29.

Description: This setting of verses from Psalm 24 in the metrical New Version was published in 1791, where it is attributed 'Dr Arnold'. Hymn Tune Index tune number 5618.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 24.