Rockbridge (Lucius Chapin)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2019-09-01)   CPDL #55236:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-09-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published 1812-1814. Transcribed from The Beauties of Harmony, 1814. All seven stanzas of Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Rockbridge
First Line: Sweet is the work, my God, my King
Composer: Lucius Chapin
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1813 in Patterson's Church Music
  2nd published: 1816 in Kentucky Harmony, Edition 1

Description: First printed by Andrew Law in 1812, in an informal publication (not distributed). Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 92, Part 2, with seven stanzas. This tune appeared in many publications, including Kentucky Harmony (1816), The Missouri Harmony (1820), A Compilation of Genuine Church Music (1835), Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist (1846), and The Hesperian Harp (1848). More recently, it is in the Shenandoah Harmony (2013).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 92.