Funeral Hymn (Walter Janes)

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  • (Posted 2016-08-09)   CPDL #40690:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-09).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 41 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All six stanzas of Steele's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-08-09)   CPDL #40689:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-09).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 41 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All siz stanzas of Steele's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Funeral Hymn
First Line: Life is a span, a fleeting hour
Composer: Walter Janes
Lyricist: Anne Steele

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. 100

Description: Words by Anne Steele, 1760, hymn entitled To a friend, on the death of a child, with six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Life is a span, a fleeting hour.