Dissolution (Walter Janes)

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  • (Posted 2016-07-17)   CPDL #40400:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The three remaining stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-07-17)   CPDL #40399:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-17).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The three remaining stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Dissolution
First Line: Death, like an overflowing stream
Composer: Walter Janes
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in The Massachusetts Harmony, p. 48

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 90, Part 1, in eight stanzas. Janes used the fifth stanza of Watt's paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 90.