Praise the Lord, O my soul (William Child)

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  • (Posted 2021-05-04)  CPDL #64301:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-05-04).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 252 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
  • (Posted 2016-09-13)  CPDL #41110:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-09-13).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From Cathedral Music, Volume 2 (William Boyce). Clefs modernised.

General Information

Title: Praise the Lord, O my soul
Composer: William Child
Lyricist: Psalm 103:1-4 & 22

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: c.1670 in manuscript
    2nd published: 1768 in Cathedral Music, Volume 2, p. 84
Description:  The concluding "Hallelujah" is part of Child's Coronation Anthem, "O Lord grant the king a long life". It is yet to be ascertained whether it truly belongs here, or whether it is one of Boyce's "improvements".

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 103.