New Monmouth (Lucius Chapin)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-09-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published 1812-1820. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: New Monmouth
First Line: Come thou fount of every blessing
Composer: Lucius Chapin
Lyricist: Robert Robinson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 87. 87

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1813 in Wyeth's Repository, Part Second
  2nd published: 1816 in Kentucky Harmony, Edition 1

Description: Tune for two voices (Tenor-Bass) in Wyeth's Repository, Part Second. Tune attributed to Lucius Chapin in Law's 1812 printing and by Temperley in The Hymn Tune Index. Words originally in meter 87. 87. D. (eight lines). Chapin used the first four lines of the first stanza. Widely printed in Kentucky Harmony (1816), Kentucky Harmonist (1818), The Missouri Harmony (1820), A Compilation of Genuine Church Music (1835), and The Hesperian Harp (1848). Words by Robert Robinson, 1758, with two eight-line (87. 87. D) stanzas; Chapin used the first four lines in his composition.


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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come, thou fount of every blessing.