Buxton (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-23)   CPDL #49796:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-23).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1789. All four stanzas of Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-05-23)   CPDL #49794:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-23).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All four stanzas of Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Buxton
First Line: Hark! from the tombs a doleful sound
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1789 in The New American Melody, 1789, p. 37

Description. Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 63 of Book 2, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Hark! From the tombs a doleful sound.