Blessed city, heavenly Salem (Charles H. Giffen)
- (Posted 2014-04-06) CPDL #31621:
- Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2014-04-06). Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 90 kB Copyright: CC BY NC SA
- Edition notes: Two scores, one without and one with the double descants.
First published: 2014
Description: The text comprises the first four stanzas plus the Doxology of J.M. Neale's translation of Urbs beata Jerusalem. The tune is St. Thomas (Wade), after John Francis Wade (1711-1786), as found in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1866), with harmonization attributed to Vincent Francis Novello. The two soprano descants are sung, separately, on stanzas 2 & 3, then together for the final stanza and Doxology.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Blessed city, heavenly Salem.