O God, wherefore art thou absent (William Child)

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  • (Posted 2021-06-06)  CPDL #64662:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-06-06).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 171 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. Original key
  • (Posted 2019-04-26)  CPDL #54062:     
Editor: Tim Pratt (submitted 2019-04-26).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 344 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O God, wherefore art thou absent
Composer: William Child
Lyricist: Psalm 74 v1&2create page

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c. 1625-1640 in the Peterhouse Partbooks: Latter Caroline Set (John Cosin)
Description:  One of Child's settings used to comment on contemporary political effents from a Laudian perspective: in this case, the conflict between Charles I and the Long Parliament c. 1640- 1642

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 74.