Nazareth (Solomon Howe)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-05)   CPDL #47215:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-11-05).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The whole piece converted to 2:2 (cut) time; original varies back and forth between 2:2 and 3:2. Several notes edited. The two following stanzas of Watts' poem included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-11-05)   CPDL #47214:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-11-05).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The whole piece converted to 2:2 (cut) time; original varies back and forth between 2:2 and 3:2. Several notes edited. The two following stanzas of Watts' poem included.

General Information

Title: Nazareth
First Line: Hark! Jesus prays, the charming sound
Composer: Solomon Howe
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1804 in The Farmer's Evening Entertainment, p. 31

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, poem entitled The Law and Gospel, the fourth stanza. Howe has modified the words of the first line, from "Hark how he prays, the charming sound" to "Hark, Jesus prays, the charming sound."

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Cursed be the man, forever cursed.