Greenwich (Daniel Read)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-18)   CPDL #35455:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-18).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Another pair of stanzas (three and four) from Watts' paraphrase added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-05-18)   CPDL #35454:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-18).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 69 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another pair of stanzas (three and four) from Watts' paraphrase added below.

General Information

Title: Greenwich
First Line: Lord, what a thoughtless wretch was I
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.) (Watts), Meter: 88. 88. D (L.M.D.) (Read)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1786 in The American Musical Magazine, No. 1; revised in 1804

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, his paraphrase of Psalm 73. Read used the first two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 73.