When the Lord turned again the captivity of Sion (William Knapp)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2016-10-09).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 85 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Knapp's constituency was country (predominantly organless) parishes. The reduction provided with the current edition is best reserved for rehearsal use only.

General Information

Title: When the Lord turned again the captivity of Sion
Composer: William Knapp
Lyricist: Psalm 126, v. 1-3create page

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Psalm 126 was specified in the Book of Common Prayer as a part of the liturgy for 29th May, the anniversary of the Restoration of Charles II. Introduced in 1662 as part of the post-restauration settlement, the liturgies for 30th January (Charles. King and Martyr's Day), 29th May and 5th November (Gunpowder Plot) were included in the BCP until 1859. All were set by Knapp.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 126, vv. 1-3