Mecklenburg (James C. Lowry)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-13)   CPDL #48409:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-13).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 96 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: This is the arrangement by William Hauser, transcribed from The Olive Leaf, 1878. Note shapes changed from 7-shape to 4-shape. Hauser attributes the tune to James C. Lowry, and the words to Mrs. Sarah Jones. Hauser calls his arrangement of the tune Iambic. Five stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-01-25)   CPDL #42798:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-25).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, 1825; arranged by James C. Lowry. Note heads in four-shape format, as written in 1825. All five stanzas included, as in The Missouri Harmony, 1820. Mode approaching pentatonic Aeolian G minor. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-01-25)   CPDL #42797:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-25).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes changed to oval. Transcribed from The Missouri Harmony, 1820 (unattributed). All five stanzas included, as in The Missouri Harmony, 1820. Mode is conventional (for that time) Doric G minor. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-01-25)   CPDL #42796:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-25).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from The Missouri Harmony, 1820 (unattributed). Note heads in four-shape format, as written in 1820. All five stanzas included, as in The Missouri Harmony, 1820. Mode is conventional (for that time) Doric G minor.

General Information

Title: Mecklenburg
First Line: Bright scenes of glory strike my sense
Arranger: James C. Lowry
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 87. 87. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1820 in The Missouri Harmony
  2nd published: 1825 in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, Edition 3

Description: First published in 1820, in Carden's Missouri Harmony, p. 151; and in Davisson's Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony; unattributed in both sources. Arranged by James C. Lowry in 1825, and arranged again by William Hauser in 1848. Words by an unknown author, apparently first appearing in these 1920 publications, in five stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Bright scenes of glory strike my sense.