Gloria in excelsis Deo (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2021-03-05)  CPDL #63323:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-03-05).   Score information: A4, 15 pages, 210 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A bar-less edition of the anthem, note values halved, transposed up a minor third
  • (Posted 2012-03-26)  CPDL #25262:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-02).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 122 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformating of #6664, with minor corrections.
  • (Posted 2004-02-10)  CPDL #06664:        (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Denis Mason (submitted 2004-02-10).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 332 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
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General Information

Title: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSAATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

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Original text and translations

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Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Sing, my soul, to God the Lord,
All in glory's highest key.
Lay the angels' choir abroad,
In their highest holy day.
Crave thy God to tune thy heart
Unto praise's highest part.

Gloria in excelsis Deo!