Adams (Daniel Read)

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  • (Posted 2014-11-08)   CPDL #33318:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-11-08).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 34 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Transcribed from The Columbian Harmonist, 1807, p. 18. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2014-11-08)   CPDL #33319:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-11-08).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from The Columbian Harmonist, 1807, p. 18. Another pair of stanzas added below. Re-formatted 2015-09-04.

General Information

Title: Adams
First Line: Why did the nations join to slay
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1793 in The Columbian Harmonist, No. 1.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, his paraphrase of Psalm 2, in six stanzas. Read used stanzas one and two in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 2.