O sing unto the Lord a new song (William Bennett)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2020-04-11).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 103 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: O sing unto the Lord a new song
Composer: William Bennett
Lyricist: Psalm 149, vv. 1-6create page

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

Language: English
Instruments: cello

First published: 1770 in A New Set of Psalm Tunes and Anthems, p. 24

Description: Description: From A New set of Psalm Tunes and Anthems, in four Parts, for the Use of Country Choirs. "Country Choirs" is a term often used to mean choirs in parish churches and proprietary chapels, as yet without an organ installed. Other instruments were employed instead (particularly 'cello or bassoon to reinforce the bass). Bennett has provided sufficient clues (cues) to indicate that he intended a bass instrument to be employed in this piece. The editorial keyboard reduction should be used only for practice, and not performance. If a bass instrument is available, it should be used to double the bass line, from which it diverges only in minor instances.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 149.