Woe is me (William Child)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-05-04).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 177 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Woe is me
Composer: William Child
Lyricist: Psalm 120, v. 4create page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTTB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: c.1660 in manuscript
Description: Probably one of Child's settings to make a contemporary political point, in this case to commemorate the exile of the Royal Family, 1651 - 1660.

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Original text and translations

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Woe is me, that I am constrained to dwell with Mesech: and to have my habitation among the tents of Kedar.