Salem (Stephen Jenks)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2017-12-01)   CPDL #47813:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-01).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1799. Three more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2017-12-01)   CPDL #47811:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Three more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Salem
First Line: Let every creature join
Composer: Stephen Jenks
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.) (Watts), Meter: 66. 86. D (S.M.D.) (Jenks)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1799

Description: First published in Jenks' The New-England Harmonist, 1799. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 148, Part 3, with sixteen stanzas. Jenks has used the first two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 148.