Ascension (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-23)   CPDL #38969:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-23).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 68 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Three more pairs of stanzas included from Wesley's hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-03-23)   CPDL #38968:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-23).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 69 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Three more pairs of stanzas included, from Wesley's hymn.

General Information

Title: Ascension
First Line: Hail the day that saw him rise
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 77. 77

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1802 in Harmony of Harmony, p. 16

Description. Words by Charles Wesley, 1739, in ten stanzas. French used the first two stanzas of Wesley's hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Hail the day that sees Him rise.