Richmond (Alexander Gillet)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-25).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 56 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four staffs converted to two: old Tenor becomes Soprano, old Counter becomes Alto, old Treble becomes Tenor, and Bass remains. All four stanzas of Cowper's hymn included.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-25).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All four stanzas of Cowper's hymn included.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-25).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All four stanzas of Cowper's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Richmond
First Line: Ere god had built the mountains
Composer: Alexander Gillet
Lyricist: William Cowper

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 76. 76. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1792 in Andrew Law's The Rudiments of Music, Edition 4

Description: Words by William Cowper, 1779, entitled Wisdom, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ere God had built the mountains.