Prodigal (Elisha West)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2020-01-12)   CPDL #56621:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-12).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval notes, as written in 1802. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2020-01-12)   CPDL #56620:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-12).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Prodigal
First Line: A day of feasting I ordain
Composer: Elisha West
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   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 123 of Book 1, with seven stanzas. West used the last stanza in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Behold the wretch whose lust and wine.