Milton (Elisha West)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2020-01-09)   CPDL #56594:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-09).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another stanza included, selected from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Milton
First Line: The shining worlds above
Composer: Elisha West
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 66. 66. 88 (actually 66. 66. 44. 44.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1802 in The Musical Concert, Edition 1

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 148, Part 1, with ten stanzas. West used the third stanza in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 148.