Baldwin (William Hauser)

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  • (Posted 2019-10-22)  CPDL #55698:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-10-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1848. Eight (half-)stanzas included from Wesley's hymn.

General Information

Title: Baldwin
First Line: And let our bodies part
Composer: William Hauser
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1848 in The Hesperian Harp
Description: The tune is a folk hymn, likely deriving from a folk song (Jackson 1953b, No. 205); first published by William Hauser, as above. This tune was also arranged by John Massengale with different words, in The Sacred Harp, 1850, p. 312. Words by Charles Wesley, 1749, Hymns and Sacred Poems, Volume 2, No. 233, entitled Hymns for Christian Friends: At Parting, with six stanzas of meter 66. 86. D (S.M.D.); Hauser uses half of one of Wesley's stanzas for one of his.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at And let our bodies part.