Norway (Simeon Jocelin)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-11-07).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Converted to two staffs: Former Tenor becomes Soprano, up one octave; former Treble becomes Tenor, down one octave; former Counter becomes Alto without transposition; Bass remains, without transposition. All four stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-11-04).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 264 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1818. All four stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-11-04).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 246 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All four stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Norway
First Line: Death, like an overflowing stream
Composer: Simeon Jocelin
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1818 in The New Haven Collection, p. 41.

Description: Unusual harmony, more like the mid-twentieth century than the early nineteenth. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 90, Part 1, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 90.