Have mercy upon me, O God a 3 (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2021-07-06)  CPDL #64963:   
Editor: Malcolm Lowe (submitted 2021-07-06).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 286 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original notated pitch and note values. As in the original, no bar-lines
  • (Posted 2017-06-29)  CPDL #45198:       
Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2017-06-29).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: In original key for SAT, SAB, or ATB. Note values halved.

General Information

Title: Have mercy upon me, O God a 3
Composer: Thomas Tomkins
Text Psalm 51:1

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SAT, SAB or ATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1668 in Musica Deo sacra, no. 4.6
Description: This anthem, written for SAT, may be performed at the original pitch in a variety of different voicings. The fourth of seven penitential psalms

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Have mercy upon me, O God, after thy great goodness,
and according to the multitude of thy mercies, do away all mine offences.

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 51.