Haverhill (Elisha West)

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  • (Posted 2019-12-23)   CPDL #56394:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-23).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landsscape), 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape), otherwise as revised by West in 1802. One more stanza of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2019-12-23)   CPDL #56393:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-23).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape), otherwise as written by Elisha West in 1793. One more stanza of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Haverhill
First Line: Alas, the bitter clay
Composer: Elisha West
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1793 in The American Harmony
  2nd published: 1802 in The Musical Concert, Edition 1

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 90, Part 5, with five stanzas. West used the second stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 90.