I was glad, Z 19 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2014-10-24)  CPDL #33213:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2014-10-24).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 106 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Harmonia Sacra or Select Anthems in Score for one, two and three voices. Composed by the late Mr Henry Purcell. London. Printed for I. Walsh in Catherine St, in the Strand. Clefs modernised. Musica ficta marks are editorial. The original has symphonies for strings and a closing chorus for 4 vv.

General Information

Title: I was glad, Z. 19 (another "I was glad," previously thought to be by John Bull, has been reattributed to Purcell)
Composer: Henry Purcell

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATB(SATB)
Genre: SacredVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: String orchestra and basso continuo

First published: 1688 in Harmonia Sacra, no. 2

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 122. vv. 1-8