Rejoice in the Lord alway, Z 49 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2020-03-29)  CPDL #57755:   
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-03-29).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 221 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A short edition containing the chorus sections with cues to guide the choir through the solo and instrumental sections. Scanned score.
  • (Posted 2019-12-17)  CPDL #56319:     
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2019-12-17).   Score information: Letter, 15 pages, 152 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: All 245 measures; keyboard version based on midi at but compared with R.M.20.h.8, Purcell's autograph short score, with discrepancies in dotted/undotted eighths.
  • (Posted 2002-05-25)  CPDL #03622:  Network.png PDF file.
Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2002-05-25).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 147 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard version of the original accompaniment. The orch. prelude that precedes each repetition of "Rejoice in the Lord alway" is omitted.

General Information

Title: Rejoice in the Lord alway, Z.49
Composer: Henry Purcell
Source of text: Philippians 4 vv. 4-7

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Soloists: ATB soli
Genre: SacredVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: Strings (violin I/II, viola, cello and basso continuo)

First published:
    2nd published: 1880 Novello's Octavo Anthems no.145
    3rd published: 1933 in The Church Anthem Book, no. 77

External websites:

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Rejoice in the Lord alway.