Trenton (Amos Pilsbury)

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  • (Posted 2017-12-16)   CPDL #48034:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-16).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1799. All six half-stanzas of Hopkinson's paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-12-16)   CPDL #48033:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-16).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All six half-stanzas of Hopkinson's paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Trenton
First Line: How long shall I repine
Composer: Amos Pilsbury
Lyricist: Francis Hopkinson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 66. 66

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1799 in Pilsbury's The United States Sacred Harmony, p. 181

Description: Words by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, 1698, New Version, amended by Francis Hopkinson, 1767. These are paraphrases of Psalm 13. Tate and Brady have six stanzas of Common Meter (86. 86); Hopkinson has rewritten this to three stanzas with eight lines of six syllables each (66. 66. D). Pilsbury used half of one of Hopkinson's stanzas in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 13.