Sweet Prospect (Stephen Jenks)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-29)   CPDL #39448:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-29).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2016. Oval note edition. All eight stanzas of Newton's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-04-29)   CPDL #39447:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-29).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2016. Note shapes added (4-shape). All eight stanzas of Newton's hymn included.
  • (Posted 2016-04-29)   CPDL #39446:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-29).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 71 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Oval note edition, as written in 1805. All eight stanzas of Newton's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-04-29)   CPDL #39445:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-29).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape). All eight stanzas of Newton's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Sweet Prospect
First Line: How tedious and tasteless the hours
Composer: Stephen Jenks
Lyricist: John Newton

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1805 in The Delights of Harmony, or Norfolk Compiler, for three parts: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by John Newton, 1779, Hymn 46 of Book 1, in four stanzas. Jenks used the first half of the first stanza in his composition, thereby creating eight L. M. stanzas of Newton's four L. M. D. stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How tedious and tasteless the hours.