Orange (Timothy Swan)

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  • (Posted 2016-12-10)   CPDL #42261:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-12-10).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: 1797 Version. Oval note edition. Two more pairs of stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-12-10)   CPDL #42260:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-12-10).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: 1797 Version. Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Orange
First Line: Ye birds of lofty wing
Composer: Timothy Swan
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1797 in Brownson's A New Collection of Sacred Harmony, 1797, p. 31. Thoroughly revised by Swan in 1801.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 148, Version 3, in sixteen stanzas. Swan used stanzas ten and eleven of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 148.