Placentia (Samuel Babcock)

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  • (Posted 2016-07-06)   CPDL #40251:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other three stanzas of Newton's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-07-06)   CPDL #40250:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 69 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other three stanzas of Newton's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Placentia
First Line: How tedious and tasteless the hours
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: John Newton

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88. D (L.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in Babcock's The Middlesex Harmony, Second Edition, p. 68

Description: Words by John Newton, 1779, in four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How tedious and tasteless the hours.