Plainfield (Alexander Gillet)

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  • (Posted 2018-04-12)   CPDL #49308:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-04-12).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Top staff ("Air") switched with third staff. Two more pairs of stanza included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-04-12)   CPDL #49307:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-04-12).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Top staff ("Air") switched with third staff. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Plainfield
First Line: Show pity, Lord, O Lord, forgive
Composer: Alexander Gillet
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1796 in Andrew Law's The Christian Harmony, pp. 38-39

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of psalm 51, Part 1, with six stanzas. Gillet used the first two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 51.