Bashan (Hezekiah Moors)

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  • (Posted 2018-08-03)   CPDL #50748:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-08-03).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2018. Another pair of stanzas included, selected from Watts' hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-08-03)   CPDL #50747:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-08-03).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2018. Another pair of stanzas included, selected from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Bashan
First Line: How vain are all things here below
Composer: Hezekiah Moors
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1809 in The Province Harmony, p. 132, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, from Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Hymn 48 of Book 2, with five stanzas. Moors used the first two stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How vain are all things here below.