Montfort (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2020-03-16)  CPDL #57529:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-03-16).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Four-part version; Counter part by B. C. Johnston, 2020. Transposed down from A major to G major. Re-barred to make ends of lines the same length. Original four staffs (Tr-C-T-B) reduced to two (SA-TB). Two more stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.
  • (Posted 2020-03-16)  CPDL #57528:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-03-16).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Four-part version; Counter part by B. C. Johnston, 2020. Transposed down from A major to G major. Re-barred to make ends of lines the same length. Two more stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.
  • (Posted 2020-03-16)  CPDL #57527:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-03-16).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Four-part version; Counter part by B. C. Johnston, 2020. Transposed down from A major to G major. Re-barred to make ends of lines the same length. Two more stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Montfort
First Line: Give thanks to God most high
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 66. 66. 88 (actually 66. 66. 44. 44.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791 in Harmonia Americana

Description: Published in 1791 for three parts, Tenor-Treble-Bass. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 136, Part 2, with ten stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 136.