Captain Kidd (Alexander Johnson)

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  • (Posted 2017-04-04)   CPDL #43883:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-04-04).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 79 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads in four-shape format, as originally published in 1818. The nine stanzas included from Ingalls (1805); Johnson included stanzas 1, 2, 3, and 7, revised somewhat from Ingalls' version. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Captain Kidd
First Line: Through all this world below
Composer: Jeremiah Ingalls
Arranger: Alexander Johnson
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 63. 66. 66. 63

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1818 in Johnson's Tennessee Harmony

Description: Originally published by Jeremiah Ingalls in 1805, for three voices in D minor, entitled Honor to the Hills. A folk hymn (Jackson 1935a, no. 142), based on a 17th-century ballad, Captain Kidd. This arrangement by Alexander Johnson formed to basis for the three-voice Captain Kidd in Southern Harmony, page 50.

Words by an unknown author, before 1800.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Honor to the Hills (Jeremiah Ingalls).