Wash me throughly (George Frideric Handel)

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  • CPDL #20644:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2009-12-23).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This is an arrangement for three voices (ATB), with the bass part extracted from the accompaniment. Original wording retained. Transposed to D major. Revised files uploaded 22/06/14. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Arranger: James Gibb
  • CPDL #20303:        (Finale 2009)
Editor: Paul R. Marchesano (submitted 2009-10-07).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 163 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Full score - organ/continuo part duplicates the instrumental parts. Text underlay substitutes modern "thoroughly" for original "throughly". Substitution of "sinfulness" for "wickedness" might be desirable in some liturgical uses. Instrumental parts available upon request to editor.
MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Wash me throughly
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Source of text: Psalm 51:2

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicings: ST or ATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ
, two violins, oboe, cello (basso continuo)
Published: 1718

Description: Movement #3 of Chandos Anthem No. 3; Soprano and Tenor duet. Scored for Oboe, Violin I & II, Violoncello and continuo.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 51.