Andover (Abraham Wood)

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  • (Posted 2016-05-06)   CPDL #39569:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The fifth stanza of Watts' poem included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-05-06)   CPDL #39568:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The fifth stanza of Watts' poem included.

General Information

Title: Andover
First Line: My passions fly to seek their King
Composer: Abraham Wood
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1783 in The Gentleman and Lady’s Musical Companion

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, poem entitled Longing For His Return, in five stanzas. Wood used the fourth stanza of Watts' poem in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O twas a mournful parting day.