Worcester (Abraham Wood)

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  • (Posted 2016-05-05)   CPDL #39556:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-05).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 80 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1778. Another pair of stanzas included from Watts' hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-05-05)   CPDL #39555:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-05).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another pair of stanzas included from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Worcester
First Line: How beauteous are their feet
Composer: Abraham Wood
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1778 in Andrew Law's Select Harmony, Edition 1, p. 8-9

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, Hymn 10 of Book 1, in six stanzas. Wood used the first two stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition. A different set of words for this tune were published in Andrew Law's A Select Number of Plain Tunes in 1782; these words were later used by Abraham Wood in his anthem A Hymn on Peace, published as a separate in 1784.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How beauteous are their feet.