The Good Old Way (William Walker)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-20)   CPDL #50565:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-20).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1835. Al seven stanzas included, as in Southern Harmony. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: The Good Old Way
First Line: Lift up your hearts, Immanuel's friends
Composer: William Walker
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1835 in Southern Harmony, p. 156, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass.

Description: In the original, it is uncertain to what notes the Chorus is to be sung; in this edition, the Chorus is sung to the last part. Words by an unknown author, before 1805, with seven stanzas. The underlying hymn has meter 88. 88. (L. M.); Walker added "O halle, Hallelujah" to the end of each line, hence the meter of Walker's words is 87. 87. D. This tune (without the Chorus) was included in The Sacred Harp, p. 213 from 1844 to the present; an Alto part was added after 1922.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Lift up your hearts, Immanuel's friends.