Invitation (Elisha West)

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  • (Posted 2019-12-30)   CPDL #56449:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-30).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Four more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' hymn.
  • (Posted 2019-12-30)   CPDL #56448:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-30).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Four more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Invitation
First Line: Let every mortal ear attend
Composer: Elisha West
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1802 in The Musical Concert, Edition 1

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1707, from Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Hymn 7 of Book 1, with nine stanzas. West used the first two stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Let every mortal ear attend.