Condescension (Daniel Read)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-16)   CPDL #35441:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-16).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Five more stanzas from Watts' hymn added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-05-16)   CPDL #35440:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-16).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Five more stanzas from Watts' hymn added below.

General Information

Title: Condescension
First Line: Hark! The Redeemer from on high
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1786 in The American Musical Magazine, No. 1

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, his Hymn 70 of Book 1.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Hark! The Redeemer from on high.