Edom (Elisha West)

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  • (Posted 2019-12-22)   CPDL #56384:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-22).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Transcribed from West's Musical Concert, 1802. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2019-12-22)   CPDL #56383:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from West's Musical Concert, 1802. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Edom
First Line: He sends his word, and melts the snow
Composer: Elisha West
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1797 in Brownson's A New Collection of Sacred Harmony

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 147, Part 3, with eight stanzas. West used the last two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 147.