O King and desire of all nations (John Stainer)

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  • CPDL #22697:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-11-24).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the tonic solfa version in The Anthem Book of the United Free Church of Scotland, 1905. The accompaniment is a reduction of the voice parts. There is obviously some missing accompaniment, particularly for the introduction and the unison bits, but this is not available inthe tonic solfa version. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: O King and desire of all nations
Composer: John Stainer

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1905 in The Anthem Book, no. 160

Description: Advent antiphon for 22nd December

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Original text and translations

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O King, and desire of all nations,
Thou cornerstone, who hast made both one;
Come, and save man, whom Thou formedst from the clay.