The spacious firmament on high (Jason Smart)

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  • (Posted 2018-04-28)  CPDL #49486:       
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2018-04-28).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 36 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Original, unison version.
  • (Posted 2021-12-21)  CPDL #67188:       
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2021-12-21).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Alternative version with verse 2 arranged in four-part harmony.

General Information

Title: The Spacious Firmament on High
Composer: Jason Smart
Lyricist: Joseph Addison

Number of voices: 1v   Voicings: Unison or SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88. D (L.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published:
Description: An organist and music teacher who lived across the road from my parents asked me to write a tune to Addison's words and this was the result. He had named his house "Grüss Gott", hence the title of the tune. The accompaniment may be played on either piano or organ.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at The spacious firmament on high.