Psalm 92 (Israel Holdroyd)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2018-12-12)   CPDL #52597:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-12-12).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Same edits as 52596. Another pair of stanzas included, selected from Hopkins' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2018-12-12)   CPDL #52596:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-12-12).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Measures 12-16 re-barred to have the same rhythm as the rest of the piece, from 92-Ex1.jpg to 92-Ex2.jpg. Another pair of stanzas included, selected from Hopkins' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Psalm 92
First Line: It is a thing both good and meet
Composer: Israel Holdroyd
Lyricist: John Hopkins

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1724 in The Spiritual Man's Companion, pp. 30-31.

Description: This tune goes under various other names, including St. David's, Wantage New, St. Peter's, St. John's, Newbury, All Saints, Lincoln, Maidstone, Harwich, Woolwich, and Epsom. Words by John Hopkins, 1562, Old Version paraphrase of Psalm 92, with 15 stanzas. Holdroyd used the first two stanzas of Hopkins' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 92.