Nativity (Samuel Babcock)

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  • (Posted 2016-05-26)   CPDL #39800:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-26).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 78 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Another pair of stanzas (seven and eight) included from Watts' hymn.MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-05-26)   CPDL #39799:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-26).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another pair of stanzas (seven and eight) included from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Nativity
First Line: Thus Gabriel sang, and straight around
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1803 in Babcock's The Middlesex Harmony, Second Edition, p. 67.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, Hymn 4 of Book 1, Part 2, with eight stanzas. Babcock used stanzas five and six of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Shepherds, rejoice! lift up your eyes.