Amanda (Alexander Gillet)

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  • (Posted 2018-04-24)   CPDL #49431:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-04-24).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1795. Two more stanzas included, from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-04-24)   CPDL #49430:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-04-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas included, from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Amanda
First Line: Death, like an overflowing stream
Composer: Alexander Gillet
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSTB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1795 in The New York Collection of Sacred Harmony, p. 35, for four voices: two trebles, tenor, and bass

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 90, first part, with eight stanzas. Gillet used the sixth stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 90.