Pawtuxet (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-06)   CPDL #38805:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-06).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 83 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-03-06)   CPDL #38804:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 3 pages, 125 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Pawtuxet
First Line: Our days, alas! our mortal days
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1789 in The New American Melody.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 39 of Book 2, in four stanzas. French used all four stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Our days, alas! our mortal days.