Edson (Amos Pilsbury)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-05)   CPDL #48298:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-05).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The last part of the piece re-barred to avoid the need for fermata. Grace notes converted to normal notes of the same value. One note added to match words, and several notes changed to avoid dissonances. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-01-05)   CPDL #48297:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-05).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The last part of the piece re-barred to avoid the need for fermata. Grace notes converted to normal notes of the same value. One note added to match words, and several notes changed to avoid dissonances.

General Information

Title: Edson
First Line: O Jesus, Savior of my soul
Composer: Amos Pilsbury
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 10 8 (actually 86. 558.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1799 in Pilsbury's The United States Sacred Harmony, p. 148.

Description: Words by an unknown author, not located elsewhere; perhaps they are by Amos Pilsbury. Only one stanza printed.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

O Jesus, Savior of my soul,
To thee, to thee I cry;
My spirit's oppressed,
Still pant for that rest
Enjoyed by the saints in the sky.