O God, my God, wherefore dost Thou (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-13)   CPDL #37512:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-13).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Converted to two staffs: Soprano = original Tenor, transposed up an octave; Alto = Medius; Tenor = Cantus, transposed down an octave; Bass = Bassus. All 22 stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-13)   CPDL #37511:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-13).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All 22 stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-13)   CPDL #37510:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-13).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All 22 stanzas included.

General Information

Title: O God, my God, wherefore dost Thou
Tune: Chichester
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft
Lyricist: Thomas Sternhold

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1621 in The Whole Booke of Psalmes (Thomas Ravenscroft), no. 35

Description: Words by Thomas Sternhold, 1549, paraphrase of Psalm 22, in 26 stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 22.