O Thou sweetest Source (Charles Wood)

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  • (Posted 2024-03-19)  CPDL #79615:       
Editor: Daniel Pickens-Jones (submitted 2024-03-19).   Score information: Letter, 11 pages, 2.59 MB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: O Thou sweetest Source of gladness
Composer: Louis Bourgeois
Arranger: Charles Wood
Lyricist: Paul Gerhardt
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem   Meter: 87. 87. 77. 87

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1931
Description: Based on a 16th-century Genevan Psalter tune by Louis Bourgeois, setting a 1648 Paul Gerhardt hymn text (O Du allersüßte Freude) in a 1904 translation by Wood's fellow Caius don George Ratcliffe Woodward.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O Du allersüßte Freude.