Rhode Island (Amos Pilsbury)

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  • (Posted 2017-12-15)   CPDL #48027:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-15).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Re-arranged to eliminate need for fermata. All eight stanzas of Wesley's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-12-15)   CPDL #48024:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-15).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Re-arranged to eliminate need for fermata. All eight stanzas of Wesley's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Rhode Island
First Line: Thou great mysterious God unknown
Composer: Amos Pilsbury
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 886. 886

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1799 in The United States Sacred Harmony, p. 219. A folk hymn (Jackson 1953a No. 89, David Music 1995)

Description: Words by Charles Wesley, 1747, Redemption Hymns No. 19, with eight stanzas. Pilsbury used the first two stanzas of Wesley's hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Thou great mysterious God unknown.