Idumea (Ananias Davisson)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-16)   CPDL #47384:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-11-16).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format. A comparison of six editions of this work, in four-shape format:
  1. Davisson 1820. Kentucky Harmony. Four parts, no repeat. Words Isaac Watts Hymn 93: "My God, my life, my love."
  2. Moore 1825. Columbian Harmony, p. 30. Four parts, whole repeated. Words Isaac Watts Hymn 93: &"My God, my life, my love." Treble changed significantly from (1).
  3. Walker 1835. Southern Harmony. p. 31. Three parts, whole repeated. Words Charles Wesley 1763, Hymn 59: "And am I born to die?" A few small changes from (2).
  4. White and King 1844. Sacred Harp, p. 47. Three parts, whole repeated. Words Charles Wesley 1763, Hymn 59: "And am I born to die?" Two small changes from (3).
  5. Hauser 1848. Hesperian Harp, p. 224. Four parts, whole repeated. Words Charles Wesley 1762-1779, "O come and dwell in me." Alto completely rewritten, Treble like (4).
  6. Walker 1867. Christian Harmony, p. 55, Four parts, whole repeated, seven-shape. Words Charles Wesley 1763, Hymn 59: "And am I born to die?"; Alto like (5).
  • (Posted 2017-11-16)   CPDL #47383:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-11-16).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads converted to oval shapes. All eight stanzas of Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-11-16)   CPDL #47382:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-11-16).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published. All eight stanzas of Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: Idumea
First Line: My God, my life, my love
Composer: Ananias Davisson
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1816 in Kentucky Harmony.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 93 of Book 2, with eight stanzas.

This tune appears on page 47 of The Sacred Harp from 1844 to the present; modern editions include amendments by William Moore in 1825 (Treble) and by William Walker in 1867 (Alto). From Walker's Southern Harmony (1835) on, other words have been substituted: Charles Wesley 1763, "And am I born to die?"

The tune is based on a folk song (Jackson 1933, p. 177; Jackson 1953b, p. 155).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at My God, my life, my love.