Have mercy upon me, O God (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-30)   CPDL #39142:     
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2016-03-30).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 131 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key (MTTBarB) and note values. Editorial accidentals and slurs added.
  • (Posted 2016-03-30)   CPDL #39143:     
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2016-03-30).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 135 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor third (SAATB); original note values. Editorial accidentals and slurs added.

General Information

Title: Have mercy upon me, O God
Composer: Thomas Tomkins
Text: Psalm 51:1

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: ATTBB or SAATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1668 in Musica Deo sacra, no. 5.8

Description: A setting of Psalm 51:1 for five voices (with a top-voice split in the last few bars).

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 51.