Lark (Elisha West)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-01).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Transposed down from E minor to D minor. Another pair of stanzas included from the remainder of Watts' hymn.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another pair of stanzas included from the remainder of Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Lark
First Line: Hovering among the leaves there stands
Composer: Elisha West
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1802 in The Musical Concert, Edition 1

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, from Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Hymn 8 of Book 3, with eight stanzas. West used stanzas four and five in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come, let us join a joyful tune.