O praise the Lord (William Boyce)

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  • CPDL #24818:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2011-10-28).   Score information: A4, 16 pages, 136 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O praise the Lord
Composer: William Boyce

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATBB or STTBarB
Genre: SacredAnthemVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ, calling for a trumpet stop and echo, and basso continuo

First published: 1780 in 15 Anthems, no. 2

Description: A verse anthem concluding in a magnificent hallelujah. In the source the upper stave of the organ part is split by the voice from the lower stave which is labelled "bass", suggesting that at least one other instrument may have been intended to be used.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 22, verses 23-28