O Lord, grant the king a long life (William Child)

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  • (Posted 2023-02-20)  CPDL #72731:  Network.png
Editor: Richard Shakeshaft (submitted 2023-02-20).   Score information: A4   Copyright: Personal
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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2018-08-23).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-09-13).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 71 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From Cathedral Music, Volume 2 (William Boyce). Clefs modernised.

General Information

Title: O Lord, grant the king a long life
Composer: William Child
Lyricist: Book of Common Prayer 1662 (adapted)

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: c.1715 in manuscript
    2nd published: 1768 in Cathedral Music, Volume 2, p. 87
Description: Probably composed for the coronation of Charles II (1662). Recorded as used at the coronation of George II (1727). Less specifically, the text was also used liturgically to mark the anniversary of the sovereign's accession.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O Lord, grant the king a long life.