Wallingsford (Asahel Benham)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-20)   CPDL #49743:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1790. Another stanza included from Enfield's amendment of Doddridge's hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-05-20)   CPDL #49742:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-20).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another stanza included from Enfield's amendment of Doddridge's hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Wallingsford
First Line: O praise ye the Lord, prepare a new song
Composer: Asahel Benham
Lyricist: Philip Doddridge

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 10 10. 11 11

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1790 in Asahel Benham's Federal Harmony, 1790, pp. 15B-15C (numbered "11" and "15").

Description: Words supplied with the music are by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, 1698, New Version paraphrase of Psalm 149, which begins O praise ye the Lord, prepare your glad voice. On the page preceding the music is presented an alternate set of words, "Hymn for Wallingsford," by Philip Doddridge, 1755, paraphrase of Psalm 149, as amended by William Enfield, 1772, with four stanzas, which begins O praise ye the Lord, prepare a new song. This composition is named for the town of Wallingford, Connecticut, but it is spelled Wallingsford in three places in Benham's book.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O praise ye the Lord, prepare a new song and Psalm 149.