Harmony (1807) (Elisha West)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2020-01-10)   CPDL #56601:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-10).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval notes, as written in 1807. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2020-01-10)   CPDL #56600:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-10).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Harmony (1807)
First Line: That awful day will surely come
Composer: Elisha West
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1807 in The Musical Concert, Edition 2

Description: Written in E minor. This piece is very different from Harmony by Elisha West written in 1793, a secular song in E major with meter 886. 886. Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, in Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Hymn 107 of Book 2, with eight stanzas. West used the first two stanzas in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at That awful day will surely come.