Winter (Daniel Read)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-20)   CPDL #35485:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other seven stanzas from Watts' paraphrase added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-05-20)   CPDL #35484:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-20).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other seven stanzas from Watt's paraphrase added below.

General Information

Title: Winter
First Line: His hoary frost, His fleecy snow
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1785 in The American Singing-Book, Edition 1
  2nd published: 1806 – revised in The Columbian Harmonist, Edition 3

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, his paraphrase of Psalm 147. Read used the fifth stanza in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 147.