Kingston (Amos Pilsbury)

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  • (Posted 2017-10-19)  CPDL #46867:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Arranged by Jeremiah Ingalls, 1803, as A Parting Blessing. Four-part version; Counter part by B. C. Johnston, 2017. Note shapes added (4-shape). All four stanzas included.
  • (Posted 2017-10-19)  CPDL #46866:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 68 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Arranged by Jeremiah Ingalls, 1803, as A Parting Blessing. Three-part version. Oval note edition, as written in 1805. All three stanzas included.
  • (Posted 2017-10-19)  CPDL #46865:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Arranged by Jeremiah Ingalls. Three-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape). All three stanzas included.
  • (Posted 2017-10-17)  CPDL #46829:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from The United States Sacred Harmony, 1799. The two remaining stanzas of Hart's hymn included. Music files revised 2021-05-16.
  • (Posted 2017-10-17)  CPDL #46828:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-17).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 32 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from The United States Sacred Harmony, 1799. Note shapes added (4-shape). The two remaining stanzas of Hart's hymn included. Music files revised 2021-05-16.

General Information

Title: Kingston
First Line: Agonizing in the garden
Composer: Amos Pilsbury
Lyricist: Joseph Hart

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 87. 87. 87

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1799 in Pilsbury's The United States Sacred Harmony
  2nd published: 1805 in Jeremiah Ingalls' The Christian Harmony
  3rd published: 1820 in The Missouri Harmony
Description: Tune composed by Amos Pilsbury in 1799, as Kingston. Arranged by Ingalls in 1805 for three voices, as A Parting Blessing. A folk hymn (Jackson 1953b, no. 346). See David Music (1995) for a discussion of the history of this tune.

Words by Joseph Hart, 1759, the fifth stanza of the hymn Come and welcome to Jesus Christ, with seven stanzas. There are many versions of Hart's hymn; the one used by Pilsbury is an American one, exemplified by the version printed in Coke and Asbury's Pocket Hymn-Book of 1790.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched.