The Weary Traveler (James C. Lowry)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-22)   CPDL #42772:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. This edition as arranged by James C. Lowry in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, 1820; shape notes (4-shape) as in Lowry's arrangement. The second staff with Bass clef in original; converted to treble clef and moved up one octave. The first four stanzas as in Kentucky Harmony, the last four stanzas from Smith and Sleep's Divine Hymns, 1794. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-01-22)   CPDL #42771:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: This edition as arranged by James C. Lowry in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, 1820; shape notes (4-shape) as in Lowry's arrangement. The second staff with Bass clef in original; converted to treble clef and moved up one octave. The first four stanzas as in Kentucky Harmony, the last four stanzas from Smith and Sleep's Divine Hymns, 1794. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: The Weary Traveler
First Line: Come all you weary travelers
Arranger: James C. Lowry
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 76. 76. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1820 in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony.

Description: First published in Ingalls' Christian Harmony, 1805, p. 54, without attribution, for three parts, in A minor; arranged by James C. Lowry in 1820, for four parts, and moving key to F# minor. A "structurally pentatonic melody in Aeolian mode" (Music 2005). Entitled Pilgrim in some later editions. Words by an anonymous author (Music 2005); the earliest reference I could find was in Smith and Sleep's Divine Hymns, 1794.

References:

  • Music, David W. 2005. A Selection of Shape-note Folk Hymns: From Southern United States Tune Books, 1816-61. Middleton, Wisconsin: A-R Editions. 172 pp.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at The Weary Traveler.