Short Service (Orlando Gibbons)

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Whole service

Individual movements

Te Deum
– a section of the Te Deum arranged c. 1700 as a Sanctus
– Creed
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis

General Information

Title: The Short Service
Composer: Orlando Gibbons

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredEvening CanticlesMorning Canticles

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c. 1625-1640 in the Peterhouse Partbooks: Latter Caroline Set (John Cosin)
First published: 1760 in Cathedral Music, Volume 1, p. 115
Description: Also called "The First Service".

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 95, Te Deum, Benedictus Deus Israel, Credo, Magnificat, and Nunc dimittis.