Athens (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-01)   CPDL #38740:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-01).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Four more stanzas included, selected from Watts' poem. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-03-01)   CPDL #38739:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Four more stanzas included, selected from Watts' poem.

General Information

Title: Athens
First Line: Touch, heavenly Word, O touch these curious souls
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 10 10. 10 10. 8 12

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1789 in The New American Melody.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, poem entitled True Learning, in ten stanzas. French used the fourth stanza of Watts' poem in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Happy the feet that shining truth has led.