Alexandria (Alexander Gillet)

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  • (Posted 2018-04-29)   CPDL #49488:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-04-29).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Transcribed from Law's Christian Harmony, 1794. Four notes edited. Another triad of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-04-29)   CPDL #49487:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-04-29).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 78 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from Law's Christian Harmony, 1794. Four notes edited. Another triad of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Alexandria
First Line: My spirit sinks within me, Lord
Composer: Alexander Gillet
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSTB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791 in Andrew Law's The Rudiments of Music, Edition 3

Description: Scored for four voices: two trebles, tenor, and bass. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 42, Part 2, with six stanzas. Gillet used the first three stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 42.