Windham (Daniel Read)

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  • (Posted 2015-03-18)   CPDL #34816:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-03-18).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Version of 1804. The other three stanzas of Watts' hymn added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #17392:     
Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2008-06-29).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 193 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Version taken from Missouri Harmony

General Information

Title: Windham
First Line: Broad is the road that leads to death
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1785 in The American Singing-Book, p. 55; revised by Read in 1804

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 158 of Book 2.

External websites:

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Broad is the road that leads to death.