Turkey Hills (Alexander Gillet)

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  • (Posted 2018-02-13)   CPDL #48809:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-02-13).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1781. All five stanzas of Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-02-13)   CPDL #48808:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-02-13).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All five stanzas of Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: Turkey Hills
First Line: How short and hasty is our life
Composer: Alexander Gillet
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1781 in Andrew Law's A Select Number of Plain Tunes, p. 13.

Description: Originally in 1781 without words; words were added in Andrew Law's Rudiments of Music, 1792: Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 32 of Book 2, with five stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How short and hasty is our life.