New Jerusalem (James P. Carrell)

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  • (Posted 2017-04-24)   CPDL #44203:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-04-24).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads converted to oval shapes. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-04-24)   CPDL #44202:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-04-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads in four-shape format, as originally published in 1821.

General Information

Title: New Jerusalem
First Line: This life's a dream, an empty show
Composer: James P. Carrell
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1821 in Songs of Zion, pp. 44-45

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 17, Part 2, with six stanzas. Carrell used stanzas four, five, and six in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 17.