Norfolk (Samuel Babcock)

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  • (Posted 2016-05-21)   CPDL #39713:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-21).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 83 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1800. Two more pairs of stanzas included, selected from Watts' hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-05-21)   CPDL #39712:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-21).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 85 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas included, selected from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Norfolk
First Line: Now for a tune of lofty praise
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1800 in The Evangelical Harmony, pp. 49-50

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 43 of Book 2, with seven stanzas. Babcock used the first two stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Now for a tune of lofty praise.