Blessed be the Lord (Orlando Gibbons)

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  • (Posted 2020-08-29)  CPDL #60318:     
Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2020-08-29).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 883 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor 3rd. Note values halved. Some text underlay amended. For SAATB (2nd alto supplied editorially). Includes 1st part Deliver us, O Lord.
  • (Posted 2019-03-05)  CPDL #53457:         
Editor: Paul R. Marchesano (submitted 2019-03-05).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 106 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a fourth for modern SATB choirs; original key is C. Original note values halved.

General Information

Title: Blessed be the Lord
Composer: Orlando Gibbons

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SAATB or SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1873 in A Collection of the Sacred Compositions of Orlando Gibbons
Description: First published in 1873 by Novello, edited by Rev. Sir Frederick A. Gore Ouseley, with the identifying note: of which the scores are not contained in Dr Boyce's collection and only existed prior in manuscript and part books. Although the volume contains two pieces now attributed to Henry Loosemore, the style does appear to be that of Gibbons. In Ouseley's publication, the anthem is paired as the secunda pars of Deliver us, O Lord, and also printed separately (with a few minor differences). Although in Ouseley's publication (and presumably the manuscript sources from which he was working) there are only four voices, it is clear from the number of open 5ths that this leaves that there is a missing voice.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 106. (verse 48)