Erect your heads, eternal gates (Joseph Stephenson)

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  • CPDL #29748:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2013-07-31).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The alto part is notated in the alto clef in the source: the original time signature is retorted time. Fragments of verses 7-8 of the text are given in the source: these verses and verses 9-10 have been editorially underlaid in full. The F in the tenor part in the second half of bar 15 is marked in the source with a sign.
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General Information

Title: Erect your heads, eternal gates
Composer: Joseph Stephenson
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86. D (C.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1757

Description: This setting of verses from Psalm 24 in the metrical New Version was published on pp40-41 of Joseph Stephenson's Church Harmony Sacred to Devotion. The first edition of this collection was published in 1757. Hymn Tune Index tune number 2630.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 24.