Liberty Hall (Lucius Chapin)

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  • (Posted 2019-08-25)   CPDL #55172:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-08-25).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from Freeman Lewis' The Beauties of Harmony, 1814. Notes in four-shape format, as published 1810-1848. All six stanzas of Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Liberty Hall
First Line: Alas! And did my Savior bleed
Composer: Lucius Chapin
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1810 in Wyeth's Re­pos­i­to­ry of Sac­red Mu­sic

Description: A folk hymn (Jackson 1953b, No. 132), with resemblances to several English folk songs. Tune originally called Communion in Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, 1810, for three parts, in 3:4 time. This version is a revision for four parts from Freeman Lewis' Beauties of Harmony, 1814. It also appears in Kentucky Harmony of 1816, Moore's Columbian Harmony of 1825, Compilation of Genuine Church Music of 1835, and The Hesperian Harp of 1848.

Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 9 of Book 2, with six stanzas,

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Alas! and did my Savior bleed.