Redemption (Ananias Davisson)

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  • (Posted 2017-04-29)  CPDL #44300:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-04-29).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 80 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads in four-shape format, as originally published. The four stanzas included that Davisson had.

General Information

Title: Redemption
First Line: Come friends and relations, let's join heart and hand
Composer: Jeremiah Ingalls
Arranger: Ananias Davisson
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 11 11. 11 11

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1805 in The Christian Harmony
    2nd published: 1820 in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, Edition 1
    3rd published: 1820 in The Missouri Harmony
    4th published: 1835 in Southern Harmony
Description: A folk hymn, based in part on the old English folk song The Grenadier and the Lady (Jackson 1953a, no. 46; 1953b, no, 42). This tune was originally published for three voices by Jeremiah Ingalls as Redemption Hymn in The Christian Harmony in 1805; re-arranged by Ananias Davisson in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony in 1820, and by Allen Carden in The Missouri Harmony in 1820; Davisson's version was reprinted in The Southern Harmony in 1835. Words by an unknown author, before 1790; there are several different versions. Davisson included four stanzas with his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come friends and relations, let's join heart and hand.