Harmony (Elisha West)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2019-12-29)   CPDL #56436:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-29).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1793. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2019-12-29)   CPDL #56435:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-29).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Harmony
First Line: Say, mighty love, and teach my song
Composer: Elisha West
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1793 in The American Harmony

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, from Horae Lyricae, entitled Few Happy Matches, with nine stanzas. This is very different from Harmony written by Elisha West in 1807, which is a Sacred piece in E minor, with meter 86. 86. (C. M.).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Say, mighty love, and teach my song.