The man is blest (John Sheppard)

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  • CPDL #67005: (Posted 2021-12-03)  Original pitch for STBarB:     
  • CPDL #67004: (Posted 2021-12-03)  Transposed up a minor third for SATB:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2021-12-03).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 187 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Reconstructed from Lbl Add. MS 15166 and the Mulliner Book. Original note values retained. The keyboard version is given below the vocal parts for comparison; it could be useful for rehearsal purposes, although it is not intended as an accompaniment.

General Information

Title: The man is blest
Composer: John Sheppard

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: STBB or SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: A metrical setting of psalm 1, this is the first of an almost complete cycle of settings by Sheppard of the 1549 edition of the psalms of Sternhold and Hopkins. Only the top voice-part of Sheppard's settings survive, but 'The man is blessed' also survives in a keyboard arrangement that enables the piece to be reconstructed.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 1.