Give the king thy judgments (William Boyce)

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  • (Posted 2012-03-17)  CPDL #25777:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-17).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 159 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the 1780 edition. Since the A2 solo part is low, this version has been set for ATB in the verse sections.
  • (Posted 2012-03-03)  CPDL #25681:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2012-03-03).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 130 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Give the king thy judgments
Composer: William Boyce

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SSATB or SSTTB
Verse: AA and Solo Bass
Genre: SacredAnthemVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1780 in 15 Anthems, no. 3

Description: A verse anthem for two counter tenors (or tenors), bass and 5 part chorus. It may have been composed for a royal occasion. It was probably inspired by William Croft's setting of the same text which Boyce included in his collection "Cathedral Music"

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 72, verses 1,2,3,5,7,8,11