Psalm 50 (Israel Holdroyd)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-19)   CPDL #56700:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval notes. Four staffs reduced to two: old Tenor becomes Soprano, old Contra becomes Alto, old Treble becomes Tenor, and Bass remains. Two more stanzas included from Whittingham's paraphrase, the words adjusted slightly to fit the music. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2020-01-19)   CPDL #56699:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. One small edit, otherwise as written in 1722. Two more stanzas included from Whittingham's paraphrase, the words adjusted slightly to fit the music. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2020-01-19)   CPDL #56698:        
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas included from Whittingham's paraphrase, the words adjusted slightly to fit the music. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Psalm 50
First Line: The mighty God, the eternal, has thus spoke
Composer: Israel Holdroyd
Lyricist: William Whittingham

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 10 10. 10 10. 11 11

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1722 in The Spiritual Man's Companion, Edition 1

Description: Words by William Whittingham, 1560, Old Version paraphrase of Psalm 50, with nine stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 50.