Venus (Elijah Griswold)

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  • (Posted 2016-02-27)   CPDL #38709:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-02-27).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. This edition transcribed from The American Compiler, 1803. Two more pairs of stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-02-27)   CPDL #38708:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-02-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). This edition transcribed from The American Compiler, 1803. Two more pairs of stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Venus
First Line: Let every creature join
Composer: Elijah Griswold
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1793 in Jacob French's The Psalmodist's Companion

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 148, with sixteen stanzas. Griswold used the first two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 148.