When David heard (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2019-08-21)  CPDL #55104:    Sop1:   Sop2:   Alto:   Ten:   Bass:  
Editor: William Chimiak (submitted 2019-08-21).   Score information: Unknown, 32 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Rehearsal files for James Gibb's version.
  • (Posted 2017-11-18)  CPDL #47465:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2017-11-18).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 138 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A bar-less edition of the anthem; alto/tenor parts swapped in a couple of places.
  • (Posted 2010-08-21)  CPDL #22151:     
Editor: Lewis Jones (submitted 2010-08-21).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed down a fourth from original clefs.
  • (Posted 2010-01-16)  CPDL #20846:        
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-01-16).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 107 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised files uploaded 20/02/17.
  • (Posted 2003-08-05)  CPDL #05411:      (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Stuart McIntosh (submitted 2003-08-05).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 124 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: When David Heard
Composer: Thomas Tomkins

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SAATB or ATTBB
Genre: SacredAnthemLament

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1622 in Songs of 3-6 parts, no. 19
    2nd published: 1668 in Musica Deo sacra, no. 5.12
Description:  A setting of 2 Samuel 18:33

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at When David heard.