Give the king thy judgments, O God

Give the king thy judgments, O God : Vocal score

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for SATB, trumpet, and organ/orchestra The second of two Rutter anthems celebrating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, Give the king thy judgments, O God is a ceremonial work that draws upon the Book of Psalms alongside text written by the composer to create a suitably festive piece. Although the prevailing mood is jubilant, the closing pages provide a prayerful moment as Orlando Gibbon's gentle hymn tune Song 1 is interpolated to great effect. This anthem is featured on Rutter's highly-acclaimed CD The Gift of Life. A trumpet in C part is included in the vocal score, and a B flat trumpet part is available more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 16 pages
  • 190 x 269 x 2mm | 40g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193511630
  • 9780193511637

Review quote

Give the king thy judgments, O God, written for the Temple Choir, is a four-minute, jubilant piece for a festive occasion, with a lovely, meditative interpolation of Gibbons's Song 1 in the middle. * James L. Montgomery, Sunday by Sunday (CMQ), March 2017 *show more

About John Rutter

John Rutter was born in London in 1945 and studied music at Clare College, Cambridge. His compositions embrace choral, orchestral, and instrumental music, and he has edited or co-edited various choral anthologies, including four Carols for Choirs volumes with Sir David Willcocks and the Oxford Choral Classics series. From 1975 to 1979 he was Director of Music at Clare College, and in 1981 he formed his own choir, the Cambridge Singers. He now divides his time between composition and conducting and is sought after as a guest conductor for the world's leading choirs and more