O Absalom my son (Charles King)

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Editor: St. John's College Freshman Chorus (submitted 2019-05-01).   Score information: Unknown, 0 pages, 1.26 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: facsimile of Thomas Warren’s Catches, Catches, Canons, and Glees, 1762 p. 7, taken from Edition #260686 on IMSLP
Editor: St. John's College Freshman Chorus (submitted 2019-05-01).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 121 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A version sung at St. John's College in Annapolis, MD since at least the 1990s. This version differs slightly in timing and harmonies from the original by Charles King. Bb 4/4 time. It is similar to the version collected in Sol Weber, Rounds galore! : captivating rounds, old and new, Astoria, N.Y. : Astoria Press, 1994, p. 144.
  • (Posted 2014-12-15)  CPDL #33717:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2014-12-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O Absalom my son
Composer: Charles King

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: TTT or 3 equal voices
Genre: SacredCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1762


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Original text and translations

See also Absalon, fili mi.

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O Absalom my Son,
wou'd to God I had dy'd for Thee my Son.