Consolation (Anonymous)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2019-10-01)   CPDL #55487:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-10-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Consolation New, arranged for three parts (Treble-Tenor-Bass) by William Walker, transcribed from Southern Harmony, 1835. Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1835. Six stanzas of Wesley's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2019-10-01)   CPDL #55486:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-10-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Consolation, , arranged for three parts (Treble-Tenor-Bass) by Ananias Davisson, transcribed from Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, 1825. Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1825. Six stanzas from Wesley's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2019-10-01)   CPDL #55485:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-10-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Consolation, transcribed from Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1813. Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1813. Four stanzas of Wesley's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Consolation
First Line: Come on, my partners in distress
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: Ananias Davisson
Arranger: William Walker
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: TB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 886. 886

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1813 in Wyeth's Repository, Part Second
  2nd published: 1825 in Moore's Columbian Harmony
  3rd published: 1825 in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony
  4th published: 1835 in Southern Harmony
  5th published: 1844 in The Sacred Harp

Description: A folk hymn (Jackson 1953b, no. 131, Lowens 1964). First published in Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second (1813) for two voices (Tenor-Bass). Arranged by Ananias Davisson in his Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony (1825), adding a Treble part. Later arranged by William Walker, titled Consolation New, in Southern Harmony (1835), mostly rewriting the Treble part. Walker's arrangement appeared in The Sacred Harp, p. 206, from 1844 to 1911.

Words by Charles Wesley, 1749, Hymns and Sacred Poems, no. 22, with eight stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come on, my partners in distress.