Westford (Daniel Read)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-10)   CPDL #33635:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-10).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 43 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Another triad of stanzas from Watts' hymn included. Re-formatted 2015-09-04. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2014-12-10)   CPDL #33636:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-10).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 99 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another triad of stanzas from Watts' hymn included. Re-formatted 2015-09-04.

General Information

Title: Westford
First Line: Far from my thoughts, vain world, begone
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.) (Watts), Meter: 88. 88. 88. 88. 88. 88 (Read)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1785 in The American Singing-Book, Edition 1

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 15 of Book 2, with six stanzas. Read used stanzas one, two, and five of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Far from my thoughts, vain world, begone.