Venus (Elisha West)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2019-12-31)   CPDL #56465:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-31).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Two more stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2019-12-31)   CPDL #56464:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-31).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Venus
First Line: Behold, the lofty sky
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

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 19, Part 1, with eight stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 19.