Salem (Jacob Kimball)

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  • (Posted 2017-08-03)   CPDL #45739:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-08-03).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Top and middle staffs exchanged. All six stanzas of Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-08-03)   CPDL #45738:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-08-03).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 35 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Top and middle staffs exchanged. All six stanzas of Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: Salem
First Line: And must this body die
Composer: Jacob Kimball
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1793 in Kimball's The Rural Harmony, p. 48, for three voices: Tenor-Treble-Bass.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 110 of Book 2, with six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at And must this body die.