Tunbridge (Bartholomew Brown)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-31)   CPDL #45716:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-07-31).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas added; the last part of stanza 3 probably written by William Hauser in 1848. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Tunbridge
First Line: Our sins, alas! how strong they be
Composer: Jacob Kimball
Arranger: Bartholomew Brown
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1810 – arranged for four voices by Bartholomew Brown in Columbian and European Harmony.

Description: The tune was written in 1793 by Jacob Kimball in his Rural Harmony, for three voices. Brown's 1810 arrangement was again arranged by William Hauser in 1848, who removed all the grace notes and accidentals. Words by Isaac Watts, 1707, Hymn 86 of Book 2, with five stanzas. Brown used two stanzas of Watts' hymn for each stanza of this composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Our sins, alas! How strong they be.