Variety (Stephen Jenks)

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  • (Posted 2017-12-09)   CPDL #47936:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-09).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. One small edit (a tie added), otherwise as written in 1799. Words substituted for this edition: Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 166 of Book 2, with eight stanzas. Three of these stanzas included in this edition. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-12-09)   CPDL #47935:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-09).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Words substituted for this edition: Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 166 of Book 2, with eight stanzas. Three of these stanzas included in this edition.

General Information

Title: Variety
First Line: How shall I praise the eternal God
Composer: Stephen Jenks
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATBB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1799

Description: Published in The New-England Harmonist, 1799. Words originally specified were by Isaac Watts, Psalm 69 (Part 1), which begin, "Save me, O God, the swelling floods." Most of this composition is for four voices, Treble-Counter-Tenor-Bass, but five measures in the fuging section have a lower Bass part.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How shall I praise the eternal God.