Laudate Deum omnes gentes (Henry Purcell)
- Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2020-07-05). Score information: A4, 1 page, 165 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Laudate Deum omnes gentes
Composer: Henry Purcell
First published: 1723
Description: A canon 3 in 1 at the unison. This work was included, without attribution, in Henry Playford’s “Introduction to the skill of music” (volume 3 page 169). Playford professed that his publication drew heavily on Henry Purcell’s work. It includes several other works known to be by Purcell. It seems likely that “Laudate Deum” is by Purcell and that “Laudate Dominum”, number Z 108 in the Zimmerman catalogue, is an error.
Original text and translations
Laudate Deum, omnes gentes, laudate eum, omnes populi.
Praise God, all nations, praise him, all peoples.