Friendship (Anonymous)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2019-09-27)   CPDL #55445:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-09-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Friendship, transcribed from Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second (1813), for three parts: Treble-Tenor-Bass. Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1813. Six stanzas of Wesley's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-07-16)   CPDL #50533:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-16).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Arranger: William Walker
Edition notes: Spartanburg, transcribed from Southern Harmony, 1835. Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1835. Four-part version: Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2018. All seven stanzas of Wesley's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Friendship
First Line: Ye simple souls, that stray
Composer: Anonymous
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 66. 86. 86

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1812 in Sacred Music in Miniature
  2nd published: 1813 in Wyeth's Repository, Part Second
  3rd published: 1835 in A Compilation of Genuine Church Music
  4th published: 1835 in Southern Harmony

Description: First published in Charles Wood's Sacred Music in Miniature (1812). Copied in several tunebooks following, including Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second (1813) and Joseph Funk's A Compilation of Genuine Church Music (1835). William Walker arranger it for Southern Harmony (1835), calling it Spartanburg. Words by Charles Wesley, 1747, in Hymns for Those that Seek, Hymn 16, with seven stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ye simple souls, that stray.