Roslin Castle (Elisha West)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2020-01-10)   CPDL #56604:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-10).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape), otherwise as written in 1802. The rest of Watts' hymn included, total of three stanza-pairs. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Roslin Castle
First Line: Behold the rose of Sharon here
Composer: Elisha West
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1802 in The Musical Concert, Edition 1

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1707, from Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Hymn 68 of Book 1, with six stanzas. West used eight lines rearranged from parts of three of Watts' stanzas in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Behold the rose of Sharon here.