Give to the Lord, ye potentates (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • (Posted 2016-10-27)   CPDL #41593:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-27).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Two staff SATB version. Converted from original. Original Tenor becomes Soprano, moved up one octave; Medius becomes Alto; Cantus becomes Tenor, down one octave; and Bass remains. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-10-27)   CPDL #41592:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-27).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Five more stanzas included, selected from Sternhold's paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-10-27)   CPDL #41591:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Five more stanzas included, selected from Sternhold's paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Give to the Lord, ye potentates
Tune: Carlisle
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft
Lyricist: Thomas Sternhold

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1621 in Ravenscroft's The Whole Booke of Psalmes, pp. 64-65.

Description: Words by Thomas Sternhold, 1547, paraphrase of Psalm 29, with ten stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 29.