Glasgow (Elkanah Dare)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2019-09-15)   CPDL #55371:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-09-15).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Arrangement by Ananias Davisson from Kentucky Harmony. Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1816. Stanzas four and five of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2019-09-15)   CPDL #55366:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-09-15).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: For three voices (Treble-Tenor-Bass), as published in 1813. Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1813. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Glasgow
First Line: This life's a dream, an empty show
Composer: Elkanah Dare
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1813 in Wyeth's Repository, Part Second
  2nd published: 1816 in Kentucky Harmony

Description: First published in Wyeth's Repository, Part Second for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass. Revised by Ananias Davisson in Kentucky Harmony, 1816, with a fourth (Counter) voice. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 17, Part 2, with six stanzas. Dare used stanzas four and five in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 17.