Northfield (Bartholomew Brown)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-20)   CPDL #37601:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 87 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All six stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-20)   CPDL #37600:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-20).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 86 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All six stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Northfield
First Line: Life is a span, a fleeting hour
Composer: Bartholomew Brown
Lyricist: Anne Steele

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1804 in Columbian and European Harmony, Second Edition, 1804. p. 158

Description: Words by Anne Steele, 1760, poem entitled On the Death of a Child, with six stanzas. Brown included only the third stanza with his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Life is a span, a fleeting hour.