Mount Vernon (John Cole)

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  • (Posted 2015-04-11)   CPDL #35055:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-04-11).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 91 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • (Posted 2015-04-11)   CPDL #35054:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-04-11).   Score information: Unknown, 3 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Mount Vernon
First Line This life's a dream, an empty show}} Composer: John Cole
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.), repeated three times in Cole's composition

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1803 in The Charlestown Collection, pp. 70-72.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, the last three stanzas of his paraphrase of Psalm 17.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 17.