In trouble and adversity (John Taverner)

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  • (Posted 2010-09-04)  CPDL #22262:       
Editor: Tim Risher (submitted 2010-09-04).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 128 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Note values are halved. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: In trouble and adversity
Composer: John Taverner

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1565
Description: This piece has an interesting history. It was released as a composition by the minor Tudor composer John Caustun to be sung in the English Service, but the music is actually by Taverner: his instrumental composition "In Nomine", which itself is a version of a section of his "Gloria Tibi Trinitas"!

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Original text and translations

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In trouble and adversity, the Lord will hear thee still,
The majesty of Jacob's God will thee defend from ill,
And send thee from his holy place his help at ev'ry need,
And so in Sion stablish thee, and make thee strong indeed.