O what a happy thing it is (John Alcock Jr.)

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  • (Posted 2013-02-07)  CPDL #28232:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2013-02-07).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Original clefs treble, alto, tenor, bass. Only the first verse of the text is given in the source: subsequent verses have been added editorially. Figuring of the vocal bass line given in the source has been omitted from this edition. The following notes are shown as small grace notes in the source: bar 3, beat 1, soprano D; bar 7, beat 1, soprano E; bar 10, beat 3, soprano C and D; bar 11, beat 1, soprano E.

General Information

Title: O what a happy thing it is
Composer: John Alcock Jr.
Lyricist: William Whittingham

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1777 in Parochial Harmony, p. 55
Description: Setting of Psalm 133 in the metrical Old Version. Hymn Tune Index tune number 3948.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 133.