Almighty God, who by thy Son (Orlando Gibbons)

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Editor: Michael Gibson (added 2005-10-12).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 242 kbytes   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Almighty God, who by thy Son
Composer: Orlando Gibbons

Number of voices: 5vv Voicing: SAATB
Genre: Sacred, Anthem
Language: English
Instruments: piano/vocal score. Original was accompanied by consort of viols.
Published: c1620

Description: A typical 'Verse Anthem'

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Original text and translations

Forcing a work of this period into the straightjacket of the modern time signature/bar line system leads to many 'weak' word endings falling on 'strong' beats. Care should be taken that performance is dictated by the word stress, not by the bar lines.