Madison (Amos Pilsbury)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-14)   CPDL #48412:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-14).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. One small edit, otherwise as written in 1799. Four more half-stanzas included from Hopkinson's paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-01-14)   CPDL #48411:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-14).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). One small edit. Four more half-stanzas included from Hopkinson's paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Madison
First Line: How long shall I repine
Composer: Amos Pilsbury
Lyricists: Nahum Tate, Nicholas Brady and Francis Hopkinson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 66. 66. D (Hopkinson), Meter: 66. 66 (Pilsbury)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1799 in Pilsbury's The United States Sacred Harmony, p. 220.

Description: Words by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, 1698, New Version, paraphrase of Psalm 13, as revised by Francis Hopkinson, 1767. Tate and Brady's paraphrase has six common meter (86. 86) stanzas; Hopkinson revised this to three stanzas of meter 66. 66. D. Pilsbury used the first half of the first of Hopkinson's stanzas in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 13.