Montville (Merit Woodruff)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2018-05-06)   CPDL #49569:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1800. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2018-05-06)   CPDL #49568:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 41 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Montville
First Line: O, the sharp pangs of smarting pain
Composer: Merit Woodruff
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1800

Description: First published in Devotional Harmony, 1800, p. 41. Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 95 of Book 2, with six stanzas. Woodruff used the second stanza of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Infinite grief! Amazing woe.