Mournful Song (Elisha West)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-30).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval notes, converted to two staffs. The original Tenor becomes Soprano; Counter becomes Alto; Treble becomes Tenor; and Bass remains.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-30).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Mournful Song
First Line: Twas on that dark and doleful night
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. First and third stanzas: stanzas 1-2 of Hymn 1, Book 3, 1709; Second stanza: stanza 1 of Psalm 22, Part 3, 1719.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Twas on that dark, that doleful night.