The King shall rejoice (George Frideric Handel)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-19)  CPDL #47557:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2017-11-19).   Score information: A4, 20 pages, 494 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Edition with voice parts only.
  • CPDL #06862:    (MIDI)
Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2004-03-27).   Score information: A4, 32 pages, 1.48 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Large file (1.5 Mbytes), 5 movements, 5 midi files are zipped into one file. (midi link fixed August 8, 2006)

General Information

Title: The King shall rejoice (Coronation Anthem No. 2)
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Source of text: Psalm 20:1,5b,3.

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SAATBB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard reduction of original accompaniment

Composed 1727
First published: 1743 in Coronation Anthems, no. 2


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Original text and translations

English.png English text

The King shall rejoice in thy strength, O Lord.

Exceeding glad shall he be of thy salvation.

Glory and great worship hast thou laid upon him.

Thou hast prevented him with the blessings of goodness
and hast set a crown of pure gold upon his head.