Westfield (1797) (Oliver Brownson)

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  • (Posted 2016-08-13)   CPDL #40759:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-13).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 76 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other pair of stanzas from Barlow's paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-08-13)   CPDL #40758:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-13).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 76 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other pair of stanzas from Barlow's paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Westfield (1797)
First Line: Awake, my soul, to sound his praise
Composer: Oliver Brownson
Lyricist: Joel Barlow

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1797 in Brownson's A New Collection of Sacred Harmony, 1797, p. 20

Description: Very different from Westfield written in 1783. Words by Joel Barlow, 1786, paraphrase of Psalm 108, in four stanzas. Brownson used the first two stanzas of Barlow's paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 108.