Mount Vernon (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-26)   CPDL #38991:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-26).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Whole piece re-barred from 2:2 to 3:2, to eliminate need for rests between lines. Two more pairs of stanzas from Peck's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-03-26)   CPDL #38990:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-26).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Whole piece re-barred from 2:2 to 3:2, to eliminate need for rests between lines. Two more pairs of stanzas from Peck's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Mount Vernon
First Line: What if the saint must die
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: John Peck

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1802 in Harmony of Harmony, p. 26.

Description. Words by John Peck, 1773, with six stanzas. French used the first two stanzas of Peck's hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at What if the saint must die.