Despondency (Walter Janes)

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  • (Posted 2016-07-31)   CPDL #40589:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-31).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All nine stanzas of Watts' poem included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-07-31)   CPDL #40588:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-31).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All nine stanzas of Watts' poem included.

General Information

Title: Despondency
First Line: Oft have I sat in secret sighs
Composer: Walter Janes
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1807 in The Harmonic Minstrelsey, p. 17

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, poem entitled A sight of heaven in sickness, in nine stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Oft have I sat in secret sighs.