Monticello (Daniel Read)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-22)   CPDL #35497:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Nine more stanzas from Watts' paraphrase added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-05-22)   CPDL #35496:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 71 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Eight other stanzas from Watts' paraphrase added below.

General Information

Title: Monticello
First Line: The world's foundations by His hand
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1804 in The Columbian Harmonist, 1804; revised 1807

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 104, in 28 stanzas. Read used the fourth stanza in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 104.