I heard a voice from heaven (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • CPDL #25382:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-15).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: E minor. Revised files uploaded 21/03/18. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #12908:   
Editor: Jon Riding (submitted 2006-10-24).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 133 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: For the choir of St John the Baptist, Devizes. All Souls 2006. F minor Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
  • CPDL #07130:      (Finale 2003)
Editor: Wagner Dias (submitted 2004-05-31).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 276 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: F minor

General Information

Title: I heard a voice from heaven
Composer: Thomas Tomkins
Source of Text: Revelation 14:13 as in Book of Common Prayer, 1549.

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthemBurial service

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1668 in Musica Deo sacra, no. 4.30

Description: A setting of a text based on Revelation 14:13, from the Order for the Burial of the Dead in the Book of Common Prayer.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at I heard a voice from heaven.