Kingston (Amos Pilsbury)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2017-10-17)   CPDL #46829:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1799. The two remaining stanzas of Hart's hymn included. Transcribed from Missouri Harmony, 1820. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2017-10-17)   CPDL #46828:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-17).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 32 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The two remaining stanzas of Hart's hymn included. Transcribed from Missouri Harmony, 1820.

General Information

Title: Kingston
First Line: Agonizing in the garden
Composer: Amos Pilsbury
Lyricist: Joseph Hart

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 87. 87. 87

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1799

Description: First published in Pilsbury's United States Sacred Harmony, 1799. See David Music (1995) for a history of this tune. Words by Joseph Hart, 1759, the fifth stanza of the hymn Come and welcome to Jesus Christ, with seven stanzas. There are many versions of Hart's hymn; the one used by Pilsbury is an American one, exemplified by the version printed in Coke and Asbury's Pocket Hymn-Book of 1790.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched.