Calvary (Daniel Read)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-19)   CPDL #35464:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-19).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 87 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other eight stanzas of Watts' poem added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-05-19)   CPDL #35463:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 93 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Three selected additional stanzas added below.

General Information

Title: Calvary
First Line: My thoughts, that often mount the skies
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1785 in The American Singing-Book, p. 44; revised 1794

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, Lyric Poems, entitled Death and Eternity, nine stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at My thoughts, that often mount the skies.