Sanctus (Orlando Gibbons)
- Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2011-02-14). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 68 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Composer: Orlando Gibbons
First published: 1773 in Cathedral Music, Volume 3, p. 299
Description: Apparently loosely based on the opening of the Te Deum from the Short Service. Tudor Church Music IV discusses the sources: "The Sanctus commonly attached to the short service has no MS. authority before the time of the Restoration. It is first found in the Windsor MSS in the handwritting of Dr Will. Child, as an extra slip bound up with the rest of the service. There are copies of it in short score in CH CH Ox MS 1225, Ely Cath. MS 23, and Tenbury, all of late 17th or early 18th century date. As it is for the most part merely an extract from the Te Deum and all the texts are faulty, the editors feel justified in rejecting it."
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