Westford (Hezekiah Moors)

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  • (Posted 2018-08-31)   CPDL #51101:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-08-31).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 54 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
First line: We lie in shadows of the night     Lyricist: Isaac Watts
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Four-part version: Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2018.

Description: Words substituted for this edition: Isaac Watts, from Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707, Hymn 97 of Book 1, with five stanzas. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

  • (Posted 2018-08-31)   CPDL #51100:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-08-31).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
First line: We lie in shadows of the night     Lyricist: Isaac Watts     Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Four-part version: Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2018.

Description: Words substituted for this edition: Isaac Watts, from Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707, Hymn 97 of Book 1, with five stanzas. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Westford
First Line: Alas, the night! the autumnal eve
Composer: Hezekiah Moors
Lyricist: Anonymous

Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1809 in The Province Harmony, p. 116, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by an anonymous author, apparently only appearing in The Province Harmony, 1809, one stanza.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Buried in shadows of the night.

English.png English text

Alas, the night! the autumnal eve
When friendship took her final leave;
And bid farewell, to meet no more
Upon this life's tempestuous shore.