Psalm 6: two double chants in F sharp minor and major

Tags: psalm, free score, sacred, ATBrBB, SATB

A copy of this pair of chants was kindly provided from the Gonville & Caius College Music Library. While the Cambridge University Library doesn't record a date for these chants, the Classified Handlist gives 1976.

We have arranged them for SATB, up a minor third from the original (for ATBrB).

Peter Tranchell Psalm 6 Anglican Chant arranged for SATB

Because the pointing is unusual we have reproduced it below. Here's a small sample from original, in PAT's hand, showing the transition into the major key:

Peter Tranchell Psalm 6 pointing extract

The full typeset PDF score for the SATB version can be obtained here.

A MusicXML version suitable for import into MuseScore or Sibelius (etc) can be obtained here.

Please also see our guidance on the use of this score.

MINOR CHANT

1    O Lord, rebúke me not in thine / indig- / nation :

          neither / chasten me · in thy dis- / pleasure.

2    Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak. O / Lord_ / heal me,

          For my bones are vex'd;

3            My / soul also · is / sore_ / troubled.

      But Lord how long wilt thou punish me?

4            Turn thee O Lord and de- / liver · my / soul :

          O / save me / for thy / mercy's sake.

5    For in death / no man · re- / membereth thee :

          and whó will / give thee / thanks · in the / pit?

6    I am / weary · of my / groaning :

          Every night wash I my bed and / water · my / couch · with my / tears.

7    My beauty is / gone · for very / trouble :

          And worn away be- / cause of / all mine / enemies.

MAJOR CHANT

8    A- / way from me, all ye that work vanity, for the Lord hath heard

               the voice of · my / weeping :

9        The Lord hath heard my petition, the / Lord · will re- / ceive my / prayer.

10   All mine enemies shall be confounded and / sore_ / vext :

          They shall be / túrn'd báck / and put to · sháme / suddenly.

 

      Glory / be · to the / Father,

          And to the Son, / and · to the / Holy / Ghost :

      As it / was in · the be- / ginning,

          Is now, and ever shall be, / world with · out / end.  A- / men.