Guilford (Amos Pilsbury)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-12)   CPDL #48388:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-12).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Five stanzas included, as in 1818. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-01-12)   CPDL #48387:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-12).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Five stanzas included, as in 1818.

General Information

Title: Guilford
First Line: Astonished and distressed
Arranger: Amos Pilsbury
Lyricist: Benjamin Beddome

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1799 in The United States Sacred Harmony, p. 90.

Description: First published by Amos Pilsbury in 1799, but not attributed by him to anyone. Probably a folk hymn. Words by Benjamin Beddome, 1787, with four stanzas; another version, apparently authentic, appeared posthumously in 1818 with five stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Astonished and distressed.