O come let us sing unto the Lord (Samuel Chapple)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-24)  CPDL #48551:        (Sibelius 8)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2018-01-24).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: This edition has been transposed down a tone from the original, which is in A major. The parts are given in the source in the order Tenor - Counter - Treble - Bass (identified in the first piece in the book), with the Counter and Tenor parts printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. Second treble parts in treble duet passages, given in this edition on the Alto stave, are printed in the source at sounding pitch. The bass part in the original is figured. This figuring has been omitted here: the harmony indicated by the figuring is largely outlined by the voice parts, with the exception of bars 54-63 where the treble-range stave has been added editorially to indicate the harmony accompanying the bass recitative. These notes may be played by treble-range instruments. Tempo and voicing indications in square brackets are editorial. The word 'psalms' in bar 40 is printed in the source as 'Psalm'.

General Information

Title: O come let us sing unto the Lord
Composer: Samuel Chapple

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

Language: English
Instruments: Suitable for accompaniment with instruments doubling the voices, with some short instumental 'symphonies' and an accompanied recitative

First published: 1815 in Six Anthems in Score, London

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 95, verses 1-7, in the BCP translation.