Complaint (Daniel Read)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-21)   CPDL #35493:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-21).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 110 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.}}

Description: Words substituted for this edition: Charles Wesley, 1763, his Hymn 64. Stanzas 1, 2, and 4 of Wesley's hymn included, that fit the music. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

  • (Posted 2015-05-21)   CPDL #35492:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-21).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 84 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).}}

Description: Words substituted for this edition: Charles Wesley, 1763, his Hymn 64. Stanzas 1 and 2 of Wesley's hymn included, that fit the music. Re-formatted 2015-08-31.

General Information

Title: Complaint
First Line: And am I only born to die
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 886. 886

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1785 in The American Singing-Book.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, from his Lyric Poems.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at And am I only born to die.