And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's (from Ruth) (George Tolhurst)

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  • (Posted 2020-03-29)  CPDL #57762:           
Editor: William Hale (submitted 2020-03-29).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 228 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This attempt at a modern performing version of one of Ruth's most celebrated choruses presents the accompaniment in an arrangement for piano duet and optional harmonium.

General Information

Title: And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's (from Ruth)
Composer: George Tolhurst

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredOratorio

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard (originally orchestra)

First published: 1868
Description: George Tolhurst's oratorio Ruth was first performed in Prahran, Melbourne in 1864, and repeated in London in 1868. "And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's" is the opening chorus of Part II of the oratorio.

Original text and translations

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And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, and his name was Boaz.