Sharon (James P. Carrell)

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  • (Posted 2017-02-03)   CPDL #42943:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-02-03).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads converted to ovals. Whole piece moved down from E major to D major, to avoid high notes in Bass and Treble. Perhaps this was only arranged by Carrell; it has a folk-song sound to me. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-02-01)   CPDL #42909:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-02-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads in shape-note (4-shape) form, as originally published. Whole piece moved down from E major to D major, to avoid high notes in Bass and Treble. Perhaps this was only arranged by Carrell; it has a folk-song sound to me.

General Information

Title: Sharon
First Line: From all that dwell below the skies
Composer: James P. Carrell
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1821 in Songs of Zion, p. 39.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 117, Part 2, in two stanzas. Carrell used both stanzas in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 117.