Hamshire (Daniel Read)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-23)   CPDL #35512:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-23).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 134 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Hamshire
First Line: He dies! The heavenly lover dies
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Mixed ensemble

First published: 1795 in The Columbian Harmonist No. 3

Description: Scored for four voices Treble-Counter-Tenor-Bass, with a three-piece instrumental ensemble playing three interludes between the singing. Words adapted by Read from Isaac Watts 1706 poem entitled Christ dying, rising, and reigning.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at He dies! The heavenly lover dies.