The Worcester Collection

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Title: The Worcester Collection

Full Title: Laus Deo! The Worcester Collection of Sacred Harmony.

Editor – Compiler: Isaiah Thomas, Editions 1–5 (1786–1794); Oliver Holden, Editions 6–8 (1797–1803)

Publication date and place: 1786 by Isaiah Thomas in Worcester, Massachusetts

Editions

Edition 11786 – First Edition by Isaiah Thomas in Worcester, Massachusetts, 200 pp.
Edition 21788 – Second Edition, 213 pp.
Edition 31791 – Third Edition by Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews in Boston, 143 pp.
Edition 41792 – Fourth Edition by Thomas and Andrews in Boston, 151 pp.
Edition 51794 – Fifth Edition by Thomas and Andrews in Boston, 155 pp.
Edition 61797 – Sixth Edition, 142 pp.
Edition 71800 – Seventh Edition, 143 pp.
Edition 81803 – Eighth Edition, 197 pp.

Description: A compilation of sacred music for a cappella singing in three or four parts, by various composers.

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Works at CPDL

Edition 1 (1786)

Title Year Composer Lyricist First Line Subgenre Vo. Meter
Berwick 1786 Jacob French Tate and Brady Speak, O ye judges of the earth 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Danbury 1786 Joseph Stone Isaac Watts Alas, the brittle clay 4 66. 86 (S.M.)
Hadley 1786 Joseph Stone Isaac Watts That awful day will surely come 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Pepperell 1786 Abraham Wood Tate and Brady As pants the hart for cooling streams 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Stratfield 1786 Ezra Goff Isaac Watts Through every age, eternal God 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
The Heavenly Vision 1786 Jacob French I beheld and lo! a great multitude Anthems 4
Walpole 1786 Abraham Wood Isaac Watts O, if my soul was formed for woe 4 86. 86 (C.M.)

Edition 2 (1788)

No works at CPDL

Edition 3 (1791)

Title Year Composer Lyricist First Line Subgenre Vo. Meter
Westford 1791 Samuel Holyoke Isaac Watts 3 66. 66. 88

Edition 4 (1792)

Title Year Composer Lyricist First Line Subgenre Vo. Meter
Alpha 1792 Oliver Holden James Hervey When faith presents the Savior's death 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Mount Tabor 1792 Oliver Holden George Richards As Jesus stood on Tabor's mound 4 668. 668
New Canaan 1792 Oliver Holden Isaac Watts The Lord Jehovah reigns Psalm-tunes 4 668. 668
Westfield 1792 Elias Mann Isaac Watts Now shall my inward joys arise Set pieces 4 86. 86 (C.M.)

Edition 5 (1794)

Title Year Composer Lyricist First Line Subgenre Vo. Meter
Lena 1794 Daniel Belknap Joseph Hart See the Lord of glory dying 4 887. 887

Edition 6 (1797)

Title Year Composer Lyricist First Line Subgenre Vo. Meter
Alpha 1792 Oliver Holden James Hervey When faith presents the Savior's death 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Contrast 1797 Oliver Holden Isaac Watts This life's a dream, an empty show Psalm-tunes 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Essex 1797 Oliver Holden Isaac Watts Go, worship at Immanuel's feet 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Hail Thou King of saints 1797 Supply Belcher Anthems 4
Hark! She bids all her friends adieu 1797 Oliver Holden Isaac Watts Anthems 3 88. 88. 88. 88. 88. 88
I will praise Thee, O Lord my God 1797 Oliver Holden Anthems 4
Pittston 1797 Supply Belcher Isaac Watts Now may my head be lifted high 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Topsham 1797 Supply Belcher Isaac Watts Dearest of all the names above 4 86. 86 (C.M.)

Edition 7 (1800)

No works at CPDL

Edition 8 (1803)

No works at CPDL