Morpheus (Elisha West)

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  • (Posted 2019-12-24)   CPDL #56410:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-24).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1793. The second stanza of Billings' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2019-12-24)   CPDL #56408:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The second stanza of Billings' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Morpheus
First Line: Death, with his warrant in his hand
Composer: Elisha West
Lyricist: William Billings

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1793 in The American Harmony

Description: Words by William Billings, 1770, with two stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Lebanon (William Billings).