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

First published: 1798 in Social Harmony, 1798, p. 24

Description: 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.