New Orleans (Robert Boyd)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-01-09).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note converted to oval shapes. Three more pairs of stanzas included, from Watts' hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-01-09).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1817. Three more pairs of stanzas included, from Watts' hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: New Orleans
First Line: Why do we mourn departing friends
Composer: Robert Boyd
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1817 in Kentucky Harmony.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 3 of Book 2, with six stanzas. Boyd used the first two stanzas in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Why do we mourn departing friends.