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Anthem, 'Praise God in his Sanctuary', by William Croft

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MS. Mus. b. 15, fols. 32-41

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Psalm 150, 'Praise God in his Sanctuary', anthem for ATB soli, SATB chorus and organ written for the opening of the organ at Finedon, Northants, in 1717. Autograph; in two sections, verses 1-2 and 4-6. At the end of verse 2 (fol. 35) Novello noted 'For the remainder of the Anthem see the 4th vol. of my collection of Croft's MS. compositions' (British Library MS. Add. 17844, fols. 3-16). Verses 4-6 were copied, possibly in error, by Novello in British Library MS. Add. 17848, foll. 86-91, as part of the anthem 'The Lord hath appeared for us'.


  • Creation: [1717]


10 Leaves

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  • English

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MS. Mus. b. 15, fols. 32-41

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17158


William Croft: anthem, 'Praise God in his Sanctuary' (Psalm 150). Autograph manuscript, [1717].

Biographical / Historical

William Croft (1678-1727) was a composer. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Custodial History

Acquired by Novello at Bartleman's sale, 1822. Bookplate of W. H. C[ummings] on fol. 35v.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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Anthem, 'Praise God in his Sanctuary', by William Croft
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