The complaint of a sinner (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • (Posted 2017-03-17)   CPDL #43612:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-03-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Converted to two staffs: old Tenor becomes new Soprano, up one octave; Medius becomes Alto; Cantus becomes Tenor, down one octave; and Bassus remains. All eight stanzas added. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-03-17)   CPDL #43611:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-03-17).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 76 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All eight stanzas included.
  • CPDL #33075:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-10-04).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All eight stanzas included. Re-formatted 2017-03-16. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: The complaint of a sinner
First Line: Where righteousness doth say
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: Thomas Ravenscroft
Lyricist: Unknown , 1561.

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 66. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

  2nd published: 1621 in The Whole Booke of Psalmes (Thomas Ravenscroft), no. 13

Description: The tune first appeared in the Genevan Psalter of 1561.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Where righteousness doth say.