Aspiration (Abraham Wood)

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  • (Posted 2015-04-15)   CPDL #35093:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-04-15).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 99 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • (Posted 2015-04-15)   CPDL #35092:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-04-15).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added. Stanzas two and six of Watts' poem added below.

General Information

Title: Aspiration
First Line: 'Tis pure delight without alloy
Composer: Abraham Wood
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.) Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1793 in The Columbian Harmony, p. 18-19

Description: Words by [[Isaac Watts], 1706, Horae Lyricae, Book 1, poem entitled Ascending to Him in Heaven. Wood used stanzas one and five in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Tis pure delight without alloy.