Norfolk (Alexander Gillet)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-25)   CPDL #56786:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-25).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 54 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval notes, as written in 1792. Seven more stanzas of Newton's hymn included. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2020-01-25)   CPDL #56785:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-25).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Seven more stanzas of Newton's hymn included. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Norfolk
First Line: What a mournful life is mine
Composer: Alexander Gillet
Lyricist: John Newton

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 77. 77

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1792 in Andrew Law's The Rudiments of Music, Edition 4

Description: Words by John Newton, 1779, Hymn 51 of Book 1, entitled Dwelling in Mesech, with nine stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at What a mournful life is mine.