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EditioPrinceps Catalogue


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John Holmes (d.1629)

EP5: O how happy a thing it is

A late-Elizabethan verse-anthem for SA soli, SAATB chorus and organ by the early-17th-century composer John Holmes (d.1629), reconstructed from the organ score by Ian Payne. It was composed on 25 October 1602, while he was organist at Winchester Cathedral, and reflects the simple style of the metrical psalm from one of which (Psalm 133) it takes its text.

Voices:SA soli, SAATB chorus & organ
Duration:4 minutes
Publication Date:1 January, 1970
The following version is available
both on the Score Exchange web site and in print.
Cat NoDescriptionScore Exchange link
EP5Original pitch110365
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The following PDF file can be viewed by clicking the link below.
original pitch, first few pages261kBEP_05.pdf
The following MP3 file can be played by clicking the link below.
Original pitch4m3.9MBEP_05.mp3

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