O love, how deep (Charles H. Giffen)

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  • CPDL #10791:      (Finale 2005)
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2005-05-16).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 196 kB   Copyright: Personal May be freely copied, distributed, performed, or recorded. Please inform the composer of any performances of this work.
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: O love, how deep
Composer: Charles H. Giffen
Lyricist: Benjamin Webb

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: Three original settings, in mixed 2/2 & 3/2 time signatures, of the L.M. (long meter, 88.88) hymn tune Old hundredth to an old Latin text translated (1854) by Benjamin Webb.

Additional notes: These settings of Old hundredth were originally composed to accomodate the text of Lord, make us servants of your peace by James Quinn (b. 1919), which is a lovely adaptation of the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226). As Quinn's text is only five stanzas in length, the Doxology was appended so that each of the three settings is used twice. Quinn's text is traditionally sung to the tune Dickinson College by Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. (1923-1979). Both Quinn's text and Dickinson College are under copyright.

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Text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O love, how deep, how broad, how high.