Complainer (William Hauser)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-04)   CPDL #50376:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-04).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1848. Five stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Complainer
First Line: I am a great complainer
Composer: William Walker
Arranger: William Hauser
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 76. 76. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1848 in The Hesperian Harp, p. 116.

Description: This tune was first published by William Walker in his Southern Harmony, 1835, for three parts; Walker added an Alto part in 1867. This edition published in The Hesperian Harp. A note in The Hesperian Harp says "Parts by W. H.," which means Hauser wrote the Treble, Alto, and Bass parts to Walker's Tenor. Words by an unknown author, apparently first published in Southern Harmony, 1835, with five stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Complainer (William Walker).