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Anglican Chant by Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Colleagues,
Does anyone know where I can find the music to the Anglican chant by Samuel Sebastian Wesley that is in this video by the Guildford choir?
 
I need it in a hurry, of course. It doesn't appear to be in the current Episcopal hymnal. Thanks in advance!
 
Patricia Corbin
Jacksonville State University
 
 
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on February 11, 2016 3:01pm
I think you have S.S. Wesley's single chant in F sharp minor. The old Cathedral Psalter suggested it for Nunc Dimittis and Psalm 102. Some editions drop one or all of the passing notes. There is an incredible index of publications at Ton Meijer's Index to Anglican Chants, http://www.anglicanchant.nl/chants/2426212324.html
It's a beautiful setting, isn't it? Guildford Cathedral Choir are still expert at psalm-singing.
    Nigel.
 
on February 12, 2016 4:08am
Music by S S Wesley is in the public domain, having been dead for positively ages, so I've transcribed it and put it on the Choral Public Domain Library, here:
 
If you don't have a CPDL login it'll take a day or so for you to be able to view the page.
 
 
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on February 12, 2016 10:57am
Coming a bit late to the party.
 
This can also be found in the Anglican Chant Psalter (ed. Alec Wyton, 1987) in F minor.
 
This psalter is indispensible to anyone doing Anglican Chant in an Episcopal Church as the text of the psalms is the modified Coverdale translation used in the BCP 1897,  and they are wonderfully pointed, saving you the work of doing it.
on February 13, 2016 6:26am
Oops - make that BCP 1987.
on February 13, 2016 7:06pm
This should take you to the document referenced by Kathryn Rose above.
on February 14, 2016 7:27pm
Many, many thanks to all of you who helped me locate this chant, especially Kathryn Rose who transcribed it! In three weeks I am doing a concert of psalms, (Chichester,  Mendelsohn Psalm 42 ) with my combined collegiate and community choir, and this concert is VERY early in the semester for my community group. My collegiate group is doing one selection by themselves, and I needed something for the community choir to do by themselves that wouldn't be too hard to put together, and would be satisfying to sing. We ran through this this past weekend and they loved it. The pointing is a work in progress, but we will get there. Thanks so much!
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