Funeral Dirge (Hezekiah Moors)

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  • (Posted 2020-02-14)   CPDL #57044:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-02-14).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2020. Note shapes added (4-shape). MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Funeral Dirge
First Line: Hark! She bids all her friends adieu
Composer: Hezekiah Moors
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1809 in The Province Harmony

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, from Horae Lyricae, entitled On the sudden death of Mrs. Mary Peacock, with eight stanzas. Moors used the first two stanzas in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Hark! She bids all her friends adieu.