Hadley (Amos Pilsbury)

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  • (Posted 2017-12-17)   CPDL #48037:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Three more stanzas included, selected from Hart's hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-12-17)   CPDL #48036:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-17).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Three more stanzas included, selected from Hart's hymn.

General Information

Title: Hadley
First Line: The chief concern of lost mankind
Composer: Amos Pilsbury
Lyricist: Joseph Hart

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 87. 87

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1799 in Pilsbury's The United States Sacred Harmony, p. 166

Description: Words by Joseph Hart, 1759, Hymn 112, A general admonition, with thirteen stanzas. Pilsbury used the eighth stanza of Hart's hymn in his composition, altering the first line from "The chief concern of fall'n mankind" to "The chief concern of lost mankind."

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Brethren, why toil ye thus for toys.