Richmond (Alexander Gillet)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-25)   CPDL #56773:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-25).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 56 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four staffs converted to two: old Tenor becomes Soprano, old Counter becomes Alto, old Treble becomes Tenor, and Bass remains. All four stanzas of Cowper's hymn included. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2020-01-25)   CPDL #56772:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-25).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All four stanzas of Cowper's hymn included. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2020-01-25)   CPDL #56771:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-25).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All four stanzas of Cowper's hymn included. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Richmond
First Line: Ere god had built the mountains
Composer: Alexander Gillet
Lyricist: William Cowper

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 76. 76. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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

Description: Words by William Cowper, 1779, entitled Wisdom, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ere God had built the mountains.