Meditation (Elisha West)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2020-01-13)   CPDL #56623:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-13).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version: Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2020. Note shapes added (4-shape). Transposed down from C minor to B minor. Three more stanzas included; words adjusted to fit the meter of the music. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2020-01-13)   CPDL #56622:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-13).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Note shapes added. transposed down from C minor to B minor. Three more stanzas included; words adjusted to fit the meter of the music. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Meditation
First Line: Come then, O my soul, meditate on that day
Composer: Elisha West
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 11 11. 11 11

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1807 in The Musical Concert, Edition 2

Description: Words by an anonymous author, first published 1804, with nine stanzas. West used the second stanza in his composition. Meter of the stanzas varies, with ten to twelve syllables in each line.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at The fields are all white, the harvest is near.