God is our hope and strength (John Blow)

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  • CPDL #30116:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2013-09-12).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 119 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 12/05/2016. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #15780:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2008-01-13).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From Cathedral Music, Volume 2 (William Boyce). Boyce included a continuo accompaniment which is probably not by Blow. The "decani", "cantoris", "verse" and "chorus" indications may also be by Boyce. Boyce also sometimes "improved" on his sources (the original source has not been consulted for this edition). Revised 2009-07-15. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: God is our hope and strength
Composer: John Blow

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicings: SSAATTBB or SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: None, but may have been intended to be accompanied

First published: 1768 in Cathedral Music, Volume 2, p. 108

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Performance: Recorded by Winchester Cathedral Choir, directed by David Hill. An MP3 of the opening chorus can be accessed on German Amazon.

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 46, verses 1, 2, 3 and 5.