Psalm 134 - Behold and have regard (Martin Peerson and Charles H. Giffen)

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Original key
  • CPDL #23268:     
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2011-03-15).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Original key. Copyright by Charles H. Giffen for CPDL, this work may be freely copied, distributed, performed, or recorded.
Tranposed edition
  • CPDL #23372:     
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2011-04-14).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed down a minor third for ATBarB voices. Copyright by Charles H. Giffen for CPDL, this work may be freely copied, distributed, performed, or recorded.

General Information

Title: Psalm 134 - Behold and have regard
Composers: Martin Peerson and Charles H. Giffen
Lyricist: William Whittingham

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn
Hymn tune: Southwell   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1621 in The Whole Booke of Psalmes (Thomas Ravenscroft), no. 152

Description: Psalm 134 is one of the Psalms appointed for Compline. This edition includes the setting of Psalm 134 as found in The Whole Booke of Psalmes (1621), with text by William Whittingham (c.1524-1579). The first verse is set in unison to the Short Metre tune Southwell, the second verse to the Martin Peirson (alias Peerson; c.1571-c.1651) harmonization (melody in the Tenor) from The Whole Booke of Psalmes, and the final verse to a harmonization by Charles H. Giffen.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 134.