Celebration (Walter Janes)

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  • (Posted 2016-08-10)   CPDL #40707:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-10).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Instrumental accompaniment included. Another pair of stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-08-10)   CPDL #40706:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-10).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 79 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The Bass Viol accompaniment and the coda eliminated. Another pair of stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Celebration
First Line: Loud hallelujahs to the Lord
Composer: Walter Janes
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88. 88

Language: English
Instruments: String ensemble

Published: 1807 in The Harmonic Minstrelsey, pp. 50-51, scored for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Scored for accompaniment by Bass Viol, with a three-measure coda for four-part string orchestra. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 148, Part 2, in twelve stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 148.