Canaan (Amos Pilsbury)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-17)   CPDL #48451:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Two more half-stanzas from Wesley's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-01-17)   CPDL #48450:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-17).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more half-stanzas of Wesley's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Canaan
First Line: Head of the church triumphant
Composer: Amos Pilsbury
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 77. 447. 77. 447 (Wesley), Meter: 77. 447 (Pilsbury)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1799 in Pilsbury's The United States Sacred Harmony, p. 157.

Description: Words by Charles Wesley, 1745, with three ten-line stanzas. Pilsbury used the first five lines of Wesley's hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Head of thy church triumphant.