Zion (Daniel Read)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2017-12-05)   CPDL #47885:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-05).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1793. Another triad of stanzas from Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2017-12-05)   CPDL #47884:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-05).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 77 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another triad of stanzas from Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Zion
First Line: How did my heart rejoice to hear
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1793

Description: Published in The Columbian Harmonist No. 1, 1793, pp. 10-11. Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 133, Part 1, with six stanzas. Read used the first three stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 133.