Bass part from Anthems For All Occasions - The Lord is my shepherd - A setting of Psalm 23 for Parish Choir & String Quartet by Gerald Manning

page one of the Bass part from Anthems For All Occasions - The Lord is my shepherd - A setting of Psalm 23 for Parish Choir & String Quartet by Gerald Manning
This music has been transposed from the original key.

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:


seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.


Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

Static preview

The static preview shows a basic image of the first page.

Interactive preview

The interactive preview also shows a preview of the first page, but it's a bit slower to load. The preview is displayed using the Sibelius Cloud Publishing technology from Avid. With most scores, this technology will provide a higher quality preview, as well as being able to switch to full screen mode and also play the displayed music to you.

Printing after purchase

After you have purchased this item the Cloud Publishing technology is utilised to provide the printing mechanism for the music. As such, we recommend checking that the Interactive Preview displays correctly on your device before committing to a purchase.

Full details


The English word �Anthem� has been derived from the Anglo-Saxon �antefen�, which in turn is from the Greek �antiphona�. Anthems evolved in relative independence of European idioms in the Anglican Church after the Reformation, and are one of the most characteristic of English musical forms, and are usually sung at a certain point in the service although they are not necessarily a part of the service as the Canticles and Psalms are. Of English origin an injunction was inserted into the Prayer Book in 1662 that �In quires and places where they sing, here followeth the anthem�. In its early form, a hymn sung alternately or responsively by a dived choir. Arguably the best-known hymn with the melody Crimond, which is generally attributed to Jessie Seymour Irvine is one of many used by composers setting this 23rd Psalm of David: which include the Brother James Air, Amazing Grace, Belmont, Evan, Martyrdom, Orlington, and Wiltshire. However the status pertaining to the Anthem is comparable to that of the Motet (q.v.) in the Latin Church. Long before the Reformation the term was used in England interchangeably with Antiphon (q.v.). As used today, the anthem is music for mixed solo voices and choir based on a text selected from the Scriptures or the Book of Common Prayer, or from poems of sacred character. Many of the composers of Tudor church music wrote to Latin texts with English translations, but by the Seventeenth Century marked differences between the Latin motet and the English anthem were noticeable. William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons were pioneers in anthem writing in which solo passages and organ or string accompaniments were introduced. In the Restoration period, the anthems of John Blow and Henry Purcell became longer, taking on the character of short cantatas (q.v.). Handel wrote anthems based on the Purcell model, with choral numbers, arias, duets and quartets for solo voices, and important orchestral interludes. The Eighteenth Century anthem became stereotyped and conventional. S.S. Wesley in the Nineteenth Century revived the artistic status of the anthem, wrote an independent organ accompaniment, which did not merely duplicate the voice parts and gave it its present form.

5 minutes
Classical music

For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.

Cover art for Bass part from Anthems For All Occasions - The Lord is my shepherd - A setting of Psalm 23 for Parish Choir & String Quartet by Gerald Manning