Bunker Hill (Abraham Wood)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-07-26).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The central portion of the tune, originally in 3:4 and 3:2 time, re-barred to retain 4:4 time. One more pair of stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Bunker Hill
First Line: We are exposed all day to die
Composer: Abraham Wood
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1793 in The Columbian Harmony (Stone and Wood), p. 106

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 44, with eleven stanzas. Wood used stanzas seven and eight in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 44.