Great and marvellous are thy works (Thomas Tomkins)

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Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2015-07-07).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 137 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key and note values. Editorial accidentals and slurs added, and spelling modernized. The original print includes an organ part as well, but it is merely a reduction, and so has been omitted.

General Information

Title: Great and marvellous are thy works
Composer: Thomas Tomkins
Text: Revelation 15:3b-4

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: ATTBB

Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: Musica Deo sacra & ecclesiae Anglicanae (London: William Godbid, 1668)

Description: A setting of the canticle from the fifteenth chapter of Revelation.

External websites: Performance by the Guildford Cathedral Choir, dir. Barry Rose

Original text and translations

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Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are thy ways, thou king of saints.
Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name?
For thou only art holy:
for all nations shall come and worship before thee,
for thy judgments are made manifest.