Topsfield (Jacob Kimball)

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  • (Posted 2017-08-28)   CPDL #46119:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-08-28).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 77 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1793. The other pair of stanzas included, from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-08-28)   CPDL #46118:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-08-28).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other pair of stanzas included, from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Topsfield
First Line: Lo! what an entertaining sight
Composer: Jacob Kimball
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1793 in Kimball's The Rural Harmony, pp. 25-26

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 133, Part 1, with four stanzas. Kimball used two of Watts' stanzas in each stanza of his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 133.