Behold, Thou hast made my days (Orlando Gibbons)

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  • CPDL #09962:     
Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2005-10-13).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 307 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a organ version of the viol consort accompaniment.

General Information

Title: Behold, Thou hast made my days
Composer: Orlando Gibbons
Source of text: Psalm 39, BCP vv. 6-15

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SAATB
Verse: Countertenor
Genre: SacredAnthemVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: Both viol and organ versions survive.

First published: c 1620

Description: "This anthem was made at the entreaty of Doctor Maxie, Dean of Windsor, the same day sennight before his death." The piece quotes Dowland's Lachrymae and Tomkins' Hear my prayer.

External websites: Performance by the Rose Consort of Viols with Red Byrd

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 39.