Who shall ascend (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-01)  CPDL #40989:       
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2016-09-01).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 141 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key and note values; editorial slurs and accidentals added. The original print includes an organ reduction that is omitted here.

General Information

Title: Who shall ascend the hill of God?
Composer: Thomas Tomkins
Text: Psalm 24:3-5

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: AATTBB

Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1668 in Musica Deo sacra, no. 6.2
Description: This setting of verses from Psalm 24 is a contrafactum (probably posthumous, if the awkward text setting is any indication) of Tomkins' madrigal When I observe.

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 24.