Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice (George Alexander Macfarren)

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  • (Posted 2019-03-27)  CPDL #53718:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-03-27).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note values doubled.

General Information

Title: To obey is better than sacrifice
Composer: George Alexander Macfarren
Source of text: 1 Samuel 15:22b

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredIntroit for St. Andrew

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1866 in Introits for the Holy Days and Seasons of the English Church, no. 35

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Original text and translations

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Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.