Watchman (James P. Carrell)

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  • (Posted 2017-03-01)   CPDL #43352:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-03-01).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads converted to oval shapes. Four stanzas included from Cennick's (1742) hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-03-01)   CPDL #43351:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-03-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads in 4-shape format, as originally published in 1821. Four stanzas included from Cennick's (1742) hymn.

General Information

Title: Watchman
First Line: Lo! he cometh, countless trumpets
Composer: James P. Carrell
Lyricist: John Cennick

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 87. 87. 47

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1821 in Songs of Zion, p. 28.

Description: Words by John Cennick, 1741. Carrell used the original words by Cennick (six stanzas), rather than the amendments of Charles Welsey, 1758 (Lo, he comes with clouds descending) or Martin Madan.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Lo, he comes with clouds descending.