In trouble and in thrall (Joseph Key)

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  • (Posted 2010-09-21)  CPDL #22322:        (Sibelius 3)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2010-09-21).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 29 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The order of staves used in this edition is the same as in the source, where the alto part is notated in the treble clef at the upper octave. The time signature in the source is retorted time. The first verse only of the text is given in the source: subsequent verses have been underlaid editorially.

General Information

Title: In trouble and in thrall
Composer: Joseph Key
Lyricist: Thomas Sternhold, on Psalm 120

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 666. 666

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1785 in Five Anthems, Four Collects, Twenty Psalm Tunes, p. 39
Description: Setting of Psalm 120 in the metrical Old Version (text by Thomas Sternhold). Hymn Tune Index tune number 4567a.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 120.