Defend me, Lord, from shame (John Wall Callcott)

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  • (Posted 2013-01-08)  CPDL #28004:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2013-01-08).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The first verse only of the text is underlaid in the source, with verses 2-5 printed after the music. The parts are identified in the source as Treble, Counter, Tenor and Bass: the top three parts are in the treble clef, with the Counter and Tenor an octave above sounding pitch. The original time signature is common time, but the piece is barred with four minims to a bar.

General Information

Title: Defend me, Lord, from shame
Composer: John Wall Callcott
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1791 in Arnold and Calcott's The Psalms of David for the Use of Parish Churches, London, p. 35
Description: This setting of verses from Psalm 31 in the metrical New Version was published in 1791. Hymn Tune Index tune number 5622.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 31.