O clap your hands (Orlando Gibbons)

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  • (Posted 2023-01-21)  CPDL #72328:       
Editor: James Wetzel (submitted 2023-01-21).   Score information: Letter, 22 pages, 233 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of CPDL #9106 as double choir.
  • (Posted 2020-03-18)  CPDL #57588:     
Editor: Ben Byram-Wigfield (submitted 2020-03-18).   Score information: A4, 18 pages, 302 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Scored as double choir, to show antiphony. Note values halved and transposed up a minor third.
  • (Posted 2015-11-10)  CPDL #37479:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2015-11-10).   Score information: A4, 22 pages, 359 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: A bar-less edition, in A-flat.
  • (Posted 2008-01-24)  CPDL #15831:   
Editor: Robin Doveton (submitted 2008-01-24).   Score information: A4, 17 pages, 537 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: a major third higher, in A. Revised Sept. and Nov. 2020.
  • (Posted 2005-02-21)  CPDL #09106:        (Finale 2000)
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2005-02-21).   Score information: A4, 17 pages, 357 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2005-01-01)  CPDL #08758:     
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2005-01-01).   Score information: A4, 18 pages, 152 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: O Clap Your Hands
Composer: Orlando Gibbons
Source of text: Psalm 47, omitting the first half of verse 9, Coverdale translation

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicings: SSAATTBB or SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1768 in Cathedral Music, Volume 2, p. 59; 65

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 47.