O Clap Your Hands (Vaughan Williams, Ralph)

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David Campbell (2015/9/7)

Publisher. Info. London: Stainer & Bell, Ltd., 1920. Plate 2222.
Reprinted New York: Galaxy Music Corporation, n.d.?
Misc. Notes SATB with organ
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General Information

Work Title O Clap Your Hands
Alternative. Title Motet for Mixed Chorus (and accompaniment...)
Composer Vaughan Williams, Ralph
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRV 47
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
First Publication. 1920
Librettist Psalm 47
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation SATB with 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba (ad lib.), timpani, cymbals (ad lib.), and organ

Orchestral version: SATB chorus with orchestra: 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, cymbals and strings

External Links Hyperion Records

Misc. Comments

Stainer & Bell RVW page lists brass&percussion (& organ) or orchestra as alternatives.

Has also been described as an Anthem, and is a setting of Psalm 47. The published 1920 score has "motet for mixed chorus with..."