It is very unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus-70 years. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and other countries where the term is life-plus-50 years (such as China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide). As this work was first published before 1923 or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory copyright with no "restoration" under the GATT amendments, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.
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|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|
|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
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..."