Wintonbury (Stephen Jenks)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-04)   CPDL #39187:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-04).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All five stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-04-04)   CPDL #39186:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-04).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All five stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Wintonbury
First Line: Alas, the brittle clay
Composer: Stephen Jenks
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1803

Description: First published in The American Compiler, 1803, p. 56. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 90, in five stanzas. Jenks used the second stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 90.