Wethersfield (Timothy Olmsted)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-07)   CPDL #45299:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-07-07).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Top staff, labeled "Air," exchanged with third staff (Tenor). Another pair of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-07-07)   CPDL #45298:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-07-07).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Top staff, labeled "Air," exchanged with third staff (Tenor). Another pair of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Wethersfield
First Line: Give to our God immortal praise
Composer: Timothy Olmsted
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1794 in Andrew Law's The Christian Harmony, 1794, pp. 38-39

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 136, Part 3, with eight stanzas. Olmsted used the first two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 136.