When I survey the wondrous cross (James Leach)

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  • (Posted 2022-02-09)  CPDL #67977:           
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2022-02-09).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 123 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from A Collection of Hymn Tunes and Anthems, 1798.

General Information

Title: When I survey the wondrous cross
Composer: James Leach
Lyricist: Isaac Watts
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, with a Tenor-Bass duet
Genre: SacredSet piece

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1798 in A Collection of Hymn Tunes and Anthems, no. 2, p. 2
Description: Anthem in two parts: Tenor-Bass duet and Four-part (Treble-Counter-Tenor-Bass) chorus. Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, from Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Book 3, Hymn 7, with 5 stanzas. Leach used stanzas 1, 2, 3, and 5 in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at When I survey the wondrous cross.