The Tedious Hour (Jeremiah Ingalls)

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  • (Posted 2017-06-21)   CPDL #45069:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-06-21).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2017. Note shapes added (4-shape). All four of Newton's stanzas included, as eight stanzas. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-06-21)   CPDL #45068:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-06-21).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Oval note edition, as written in 1805. All four stanzas of Newton's hymn included, as eight stanzas. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-06-21)   CPDL #45067:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-06-21).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 41 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape). All four stanzas of Newton's hymn included, as eight stanzas.

General Information

Title: The Tedious Hour
First Line: How tedious and tasteless the hours
Composer: Jeremiah Ingalls
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 Ingalls' The Christian Harmony, pp. 14-15, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by John Newton, 1779, None on Earth I Desire Besides Thee, with four stanzas of meter 88. 88. 88. 88 (L. M. D.); Ingalls' composition takes half of Newton's stanza, so is 88. 88 (L. M.).

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Original text and translations

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