Washington (Reubin Monday)

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  • (Posted 2019-03-24)  CPDL #53672:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-03-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1818–1820.

General Information

Title: Washington
First Line: Dismiss us with thy blessing, Lord
Composer: Reubin Monday
Lyricist: Joseph Hart

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1818 in The Virginia Sacred Musical Repository
    2nd published: 1820 in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, Edition 1
Description:  A folk hymn (Jackson 1953a, no. 52, David Music 1983). The tune first appeared in Boyd's The Virginia Sacred Musical Repository (1818), then in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony (1820); and in Southern Harmony, p. 67 (1835 ff.) for three voices. The Sacred Harp, p. 147 (1844-1911) has a version in three parts in 1844; Monday's four-part version was restored in The Sacred Harp in 1911. The Hesperian Harp, p. 444 (1848) has Monday's four-part version.

Words by Joseph Hart, 1759, two stanzas; both stanzas were used in Monday's composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Dismiss us with thy blessing, Lord (Joseph Hart).