Christmas (Samuel Babcock)

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  • (Posted 2016-06-12)   CPDL #39995:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-06-12).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 83 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-06-12)   CPDL #39994:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-06-12).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Christmas
First Line: Shout, shout for joy, rejoice, O earth
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: George Richards

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1795 in Babcock's The Middlesex Harmony, no. 5, p. 8-10

Description: Words by George Richards, 1792, in six stanzas. Babcock used the fourth, fifth, and sixth stanzas of Richards' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at The Almighty spake, and Gabriel sped.