When strangers stand and hear me tell (John Fawcett)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-28)   CPDL #49886:         
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2018-05-28).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The keyboard accompaniment given on the Air and Bass staves in the source, which largely doubles the inner voices, has been omitted from this edition. The notes given here as two semiquavers and a quaver, on beat 1 of bar 3 of the soprano part, are given in the source as two small semiquaver grace notes slurred to a full-sized crotchet. The line given here as the alto part from the last quaver of bar 4 to the third quaver of bar 6 is given on the 'Air' stave in the source, marked 'Trebles'. Only the first verse of the text is given in the source: subsequent verses have here been added editorially.
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General Information

Title: When strangers stand and hear me tell
Composer: John Fawcett
Tune: Somerton
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard or a cappella

First published: 1829 in A Seventh Set of Hymn Tunes, Leeds, pp. 32-33

Description: The parts are printed in that collection in the order Alto - Tenor - AIR - Bass, with the Air and Bass staves bracketed together and an Organ part indicated in small notes between the voice parts on these staves.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at When strangers stand and hear me tell.