Watertown (Merit Woodruff)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-06)   CPDL #49563:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Two more pairs of stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-05-06)   CPDL #49562:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Watertown
First Line: Let earth and ocean know
Composer: Merit Woodruff
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1798

Description: First published in Asahel Benham's Social Harmony, 1798, p. 24. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 148, Part 3, with sixteen stanzas. Woodruff used stanzas seven and eight of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 148.