Chelsea (Abijah Forbush)

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  • (Posted 2021-10-07)  CPDL #66120:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-10-07).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806.
  • (Posted 2021-10-06)  CPDL #66103:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-10-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 50 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806.

General Information

Title: Chelsea
First Line: How blest is our brother, bereft
Composer: Abijah Forbush
Lyricist: Charles Wesley
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88. D (L.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in The Psalmodist's Assistant, no. 38
Description: Words by Charles Wesley, 1746, Funeral Hymns No. 5, with six stanzas. Forbush used the second stanza in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ah lovely appearance of death!