Jefferson (Eliakim Doolittle)

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  • (Posted 2017-12-14)   CPDL #48014:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-14).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Two small edits, otherwise as written in 1800. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-12-13)   CPDL #48013:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-13).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Jefferson
First Line: I'll search the land, and raise the just
Composer: Eliakim Doolittle
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1800 in The Musical Harmonist

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 101, Part 1, The Magistrate's Psalm, with seven stanzas. Doolittle used stanzas five, six, and seven of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 101.