Midsummer (William Walker)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-02)   CPDL #50354:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-02).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note in four-shape format, as originally published in 1835, All four stanzas of Newton's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Midsummer
First Line: How tedious and tasteless the hours
Composer: William Walker
Lyricist: John Newton

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88. D (L.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1835 in Southern Harmony, p. 56, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Tune not included in later editions of Southern Harmony. The words by John Newton, 1779, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How tedious and tasteless the hours.