Depravity (Daniel Read)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2017-12-02)   CPDL #47854:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-02).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The remaining two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2017-12-02)   CPDL #47853:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-02).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The remaining two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Depravity
First Line: By nature all have gone astray
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1793

Description: First published in The Columbian Harmonist No. 1, 1793, p. 11. Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 14, Part 1, with six stanzas. Read used the fourth stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 14.