The Worcester Collection

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Title: The Worcester Collection

Full Title: Laus Deo! The Worcester Collection of Sacred Harmony.

Editor – Compiler: Isaiah Thomas, Editions 1–5 (1786–1794); Oliver Holden, Editions 6–8 (1797–1803)

Publication date and place: 1786 by Isaiah Thomas in Worcester, Massachusetts, 200 pp. Second Edition 1788, 213 pp. Third Edition 1791 by Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews in Boston, 143 pp. Fourth Edition 1792-1793 by Thomas and Andrews in Boston, 151 pp. Fifth Edition 1794 by Thomas and Andrews in Boston, 155 pp. Sixth Edition 1797, 142 pp. Seventh Edition 1800, 143 pp. Eighth Edition 1803, 197 pp.

Description: A compilation of sacred music for a cappella singing in three or four parts, by various composers.

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Works at CPDL

Title on CPDL Year Composer Lyricist First Line Subgenre Vo. Meter
Alpha 1793 Oliver Holden James Hervey When faith presents the Savior's death 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Berwick 1786 Jacob French Tate and Brady Speak, O ye judges of the earth 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Contrast 1797 Oliver Holden Isaac Watts This life's a dream, an empty show Psalm-tunes 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Danbury 1786 Joseph Stone Isaac Watts Alas, the brittle clay 4 66. 86 (S.M.)
Essex 1797 Oliver Holden Isaac Watts Go, worship at Immanuel's feet 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Hadley 1786 Joseph Stone Isaac Watts That awful day will surely come 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Hail Thou King of saints 1797 Supply Belcher Anthems 4
Hark! She bids all her friends adieu 1797 Oliver Holden Isaac Watts Anthems 3 88. 88. 88. 88. 88. 88
The Heavenly Vision 1786 Jacob French I beheld and lo! a great multitude Anthems 4
I will praise Thee, O Lord my God 1797 Oliver Holden Anthems 4
Lena Daniel Belknap Joseph Hart See the Lord of glory dying 4 887. 887
Mount Tabor 1793 Oliver Holden George Richards As Jesus stood on Tabor's mound 4 668. 668
New Canaan 1792 Oliver Holden Isaac Watts The Lord Jehovah reigns Psalm-tunes 4 668. 668
Pepperell Abraham Wood Tate and Brady As pants the hart for cooling streams 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Pittston 1797 Supply Belcher Isaac Watts Now may my head be lifted high Hymns 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Stratfield Ezra Goff Isaac Watts Through every age, eternal God Hymns 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Topsham 1797 Supply Belcher Isaac Watts Dearest of all the names above Hymns 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Walpole Abraham Wood Isaac Watts O, if my soul was formed for woe 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Westfield 1792 Elias Mann Isaac Watts Now shall my inward joys arise Set pieces 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Westford 1791 Samuel Holyoke Isaac Watts 3 66. 66. 88