Bring unto the Lord, O ye mighty (William Knapp)

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  • CPDL #22685:        (Sibelius 3)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2010-11-22).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: This edition is based on the second edition of Knapp's New Church Melody (1754). Original clefs treble, alto, treble, bass. The first and second time bar markings over bars 33-45 and 46-63 are used to indicate the repeating of the chorus (bars 12-32), marked in the source with the textual note 'Sing the Chorus again Ascribe unto the Lord &c.'. The natural accidental on the G on beat 3 of bar 136 in the alto part is an editorial addition: in the source, this note has no accidental.
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General Information

Title: Bring unto the Lord, O ye mighty
Composer: William Knapp

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1753

Description: Anthem on Psalm 29 by William Knapp, first published on pages 39-48 of his New Church Melody [first edition, 1753]. The same Amen/Hallelujah chorus which concludes this anthem (bars 148-173) was also used by Knapp at the end of an anthem on Ps. 147, 'O praise the Lord, for it is a good thing', published on pages 19-31 of New Church Melody.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 29.