O Thou, the central orb (Charles Wood)

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  • (Posted 2023-07-04)  CPDL #74502:     
Editor: Cole Bryan (submitted 2023-07-04).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 170 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2001-01-09).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 316 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Updated with revisions submitted by Nick Landauer of Cantemus Reigate - 2/16/2006.
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General Information

Title: O Thou, the central orb
Composer: Charles Wood
Lyricist: Henry Ramsden Bramley

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

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1915 by The Year Book Press
Description: The penultimate line of the text is the subject of some discussion. Some choirs sing "transforming day" whilst others sing "transforming clay"; though 'ray' is supported by evidence. See the discussion here.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O Thou, the central orb.