Kingston (Amos Pilsbury)

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  • (Posted 2017-10-17)   CPDL #46829:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1799. The two remaining stanzas of Hart's hymn included. Transcribed from Missouri Harmony, 1820. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-10-17)   CPDL #46828:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-17).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 32 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The two remaining stanzas of Hart's hymn included. Transcribed from Missouri Harmony, 1820.

General Information

Title: Kingston
First Line: Agonizing in the garden
Composer: Amos Pilsbury
Lyricist: Joseph Hart

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1799 in Pilsbury's The United States Sacred Harmony. See David Music (1995) for a history of this tune.

Description: Words by Joseph Hart, 1759, the fifth stanza of the hymn Come and welcome to Jesus Christ, with seven stanzas. There are many versions of Hart's hymn; the one used by Pilsbury is an American one, exemplified by the version printed in Coke and Asbury's Pocket Hymn-Book of 1790.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched.