Portland (Amos Pilsbury)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-16)   CPDL #48440:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-16).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. As arranged by Amos Pilsbury, 1799. One more pair of stanzas included from Tate and Brady's paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-01-16)   CPDL #48439:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-16).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 69 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). As arranged by Amos Pilsbury, 1799. One more pair of stanzas included from Tate and Brady's paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Portland
First Line: When we, our wearied limbs to rest
Composer: Amos Pilsbury
Lyricist: Tate and Bradycreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1799 in The United States Sacred Harmony

Description: First published in The Uranian Harmony, 1791, for three voices; arranged by Amos Pilsbury for four voices in The United States Sacred Harmony, 1799. Words by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, 1698, New Version, paraphrase of Psalm 137, with nine stanzas. This composition uses the first two stanzas of Tate and Brady's paraphrase.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 137.