Condescending (Ananias Davisson)

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  • (Posted 2017-10-27)   CPDL #47055:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-27).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 54 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from The Kentucky Harmony, 1826. Note heads converted to oval shapes. All eight stanzas of Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-10-27)   CPDL #47054:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from The Kentucky Harmony, 1826. Notes in four-shape format, as written in 1816. All eight stanzas of Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: Condescending
First Line: How condescending and how kind
Arranger: Ananias Davisson
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1813 in Wyeth's Repository, Part Second.

Description: Re-arranged for four parts in The Kentucky Harmony, 1816. Titled Adoration in its first publication (Wyeth's Repository, 1813), and Condescension in the Kentucky Harmony index. A folk hymn, originating from several English folk songs (Jackson 1953a, no. 30). Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 4 of Book 3, with eight stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How condescending and how kind.