When David heard (Thomas Weelkes)

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Editor: Denis Mason (submitted 2004-02-19).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 200 kbytes   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: mm.2-4, Tenor, change underlay to match Alto/Bass

General Information

Title: When David heard
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSAATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella


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Original text and translations

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When David heard that Absalom was slain
He went up into his chamber over the gate and wept,
and thus he said: my son, my son, O Absalom my son, would God I had died for thee!