Tunbridge (William Hauser)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-31)   CPDL #45715:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-07-31).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as in Hauser 1848. Stanzas as in Hauser 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: William Hauser
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1848 in The Hesperian Harp.

Description: First published in Jacob Kimball's Rural Harmony, 1793, for three voices. Arranged for four voices by Bartholomew Brown in 1810. Brown's arrangement was again arranged by Hauser in 1848, who removed all the grace notes and accidentals. Words by Isaac Watts, 1707, Hymn 86 of Book 2, with five stanzas. Hauser (and Kimball and Brown) used two stanzas of Watts' hymn for each stanza of this composition; the last part of stanza 3 of this work probably written by Hauser himself.

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Original text and translations

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