Sardis (Ezra Goff)

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  • (Posted 2016-05-01)   CPDL #39494:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-01).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Two more stanzas added from Watts' paraphrase, that fit the music. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-05-01)   CPDL #39493:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 81 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas added from Watts' paraphrase, that fit the music.

General Information

Title: Sardis
First Line: This life's a dream, an empty show
Composer: Ezra Goff
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1805 in The Columbian Harmonist

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 17, in six stanzas. Goff used the fourth stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 17.