Praise our Lord all ye Gentiles (William Byrd)

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Editor: Robert Kerr (submitted 2024-06-15).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 1.42 MB   Copyright: CC BY
Edition notes: SSATBB, transposed to G major (original in F). Based on CPDL #08742, with melismatic slurring, and using contemporary engraving conventions for vocal music.
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  • (Posted 2004-12-30)  CPDL #08742:        (Sibelius)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2004-12-30).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 128 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised March 20, correcting errors. AATTBB at the original key.
  • (Posted 2001-07-09)  CPDL #02827:       
Editor: Stuart McIntosh (submitted 2001-07-09).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 134 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: SSATBB. Transposed up a minor third.
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General Information

Title: Praise our Lord all ye Gentiles
Composer: William Byrd
Source of text: Psalm 117, version from The Primer, or Office of the blessed Virgin Marie (1599)
Number of voices: 6vv   Voicings: SSATBB or AATTBB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 in Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets, no. 29

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Original text and translations

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Praise our Lord all ye Gentiles, praise him all ye people,
Because his mercy is confirmed upon us, and his truth remaineth for ever. Amen.