Ascribe unto the Lord, therefore (Joseph Key)

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  • (Posted 2012-03-21)  CPDL #25800:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2012-03-21).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The alto part is printed in the source in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. Verses 7 and 10 only are underlaid in the source (in the trio and the chorus respectively): verses 8 and 9 have been editorially underlaid in the trio, on the basis of the heading 'PSALM XCVI Verses 7 8 9 & 10' in the source. The semiquaver B and C in the tenor part on beat 1 of bar 25 are printed in the source as semiquaver grace notes (slurred to the preceding A, a minim), and have been written out editorially. The chorus is printed in retorted time in the source.

General Information

Title: Ascribe unto the Lord, therefore
Composer: Joseph Key
Lyricist: John Hopkins

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86. D (C.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1785 in Five Anthems, Four Collects, Twenty Psalm Tunes, p. 38
Description: Setting of verses 7-10 of Psalm 96 in the metrical Old Version, to a tune by Joseph Key. Hymn Tune Index tune number 4566.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 96.