Alexandria (Alexander Gillet)

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  • (Posted 2018-04-29)   CPDL #49488:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-04-29).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Transcribed from Law's Christian Harmony, 1794. Four notes edited. Another triad of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-04-29)   CPDL #49487:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-04-29).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 78 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from Law's Christian Harmony, 1794. Four notes edited. Another triad of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Alexandria
First Line: My spirit sinks within me, Lord
Composer: Alexander Gillet
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSTB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791 in Andrew Law's The Rudiments of Music, for four voices: two trebles, tenor, and bass

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 42, Part 2, with six stanzas. Gillet 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 42.