Russia (Daniel Read)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-17)   CPDL #35453:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Version of 1804. The other five stanzas of Watts' paraphrase added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-05-17)   CPDL #35452:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-17).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 69 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Version of 1804. The other five stanzas of Watts' paraphrase added below.

General Information

Title: Russia
First Line: False are the men of high degree
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1786 in The American Musical Magazine No. 1; revised 1804.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, his paraphrase of Psalm 62. Read chose the third stanza of Watts' paraphrase for his composition; in recent decades stanzas one and two are sung instead.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 62.