Friendship (Ananias Davisson)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-09-11).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Arrangement by "Cook" for three parts, published in The American Musical Miscellany, 1798. Note shapes added (4-shape). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-09-11).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1820. All five stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Friendship
First Line: Friendship to every willing mind
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Arranger: Ananias Davisson
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 87. 87. 88. 87

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1798 in The American Musical Miscellany
  2nd published: 1813}in Wyeth's Repository, Part Second
  2nd published: 1820 in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony

Description: The melody (Tenor) was written by George Frideric Handel as an aria from his opera La caccia in Etolia in 1715, published in 1736. There is a two part version (Tenor-Bass) in The American Musical Miscellany of 1798 and a three-part arrangement in 1813. For a four-part arrangement of the original aria, see Viva la face (George Frideric Handel). Words as in The American Musical Miscellany, 1798, five stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Friendship to every willing mind.