Creation (Elisha West)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-08)   CPDL #56572:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-08).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The one remaining stanza of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Creation
First Line: He framed the globe, he built the sky
Composer: Elisha West
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune Meter: 888. 888

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1802 in The Musical Concert, Edition 1

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 96, Part 1, with four stanzas. West used the third stanza in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 96.