Salem (William Hauser)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-01)   CPDL #50344:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 76 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1826 and 1848. In Hauser's 1848 edition, the chorus after the double-bar is a repeat of the verses, with complex notation for the slurs in measure 3; in this edition, the chorus is written out. All seven stanzas of Newton's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Salem
First Line: How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
Composer: William Moore
Arranger: William Hauser
Lyricist: John Newton

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1826 in Moore's Columbian Harmony
  2nd published: 1835 in Southern Harmony
  3rd published: 1848 in The Hesperian Harp, p. 148

Description: First published in William Moore's Columbian Harmony, 1826, for three voices; reprinted in Southern Harmony, 1835. William Hauser re-arranged it for four voices in 1848. A folk hymn (Jackson 1952, No. 255). Words by John Newton, 1779, with seven stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How sweet the name of Jesus sounds.