St. Anne's (William Croft)

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  • (Posted 2022-04-30)  CPDL #69021:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2022-04-30).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from A Supplement to the New Version, 1724.

General Information

Title: St. Anne's
First Line: As pants the hart for cooling streams
Composer: William Croft
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady
Number of voices: 2vv   Voicings: SB or TB
Genre: SacredHymn tune   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1708 in A Supplement to the New Version of Psalms, Edition 6
Description: Words by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, New Version, paraphrase of Psalm 42. Tune is better known recently to Isaac Watts' paraphrase of Psalm 90, O God, our help in ages past. The tune was also used for the fugue in Johann Sebastian Bach's famous Prelude and Fugue in E-Flat, BWV 552.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 42.