Massachusetts (Amos Pilsbury)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-01)   CPDL #48263:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-01).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. A few note edits, to avoid dissonances, otherwise as written in 1799. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-01-01)   CPDL #48262:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Massachusetts
First Line: Let differing nations join
Composer: Amos Pilsbury
Lyricist: Tate and Bradycreate page

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1799 in Pilsbury's The United States Sacred Harmony, pp. 80-81

Description: A short anthem, or set-piece. Words by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, 1698, New Version paraphrase of Psalm 67, with seven stanzas. Pilsbury used stanzas three and four in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 67.