Preserve us, O Lord (Charles H. Giffen)

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Original key (ATBarB)
  • CPDL #23158:     
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2011-02-17).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Copyright by the composer for CPDL, may be freely copied, distributed, performed, or recorded. Please inform the composer of any performances of this work.
Transposed edition (SATB)
  • CPDL #23284:     
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2011-03-20).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Tranposed up a minor third for SATB. Copyright by the composer for CPDL, may be freely copied, distributed, performed, or recorded. Please inform the composer of any performances of this work.
Chant version (melody)
  • CPDL #23191:   
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2011-02-25).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 49 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes both 4-line staff with C-clef and 5-line staff with 8vb G-clef. Copyright by the composer for CPDL, may be freely copied, distributed, performed, or recorded.

General Information

Title: Preserve us, O Lord
Composer: Charles H. Giffen

Number of voices: 4 or 1vv   Voicing: ATBarB or Unison
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2011

Description: This work sets the antiphon which is sung before and after the Nunc dimittis at Compline. It is available in 4-part and chant versions.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Preserve us, O Lord, while waking,
 and guard us while sleeping,
that awake we may watch with Christ,
 and asleep we may rest in peace.