Dover (Amos Pilsbury)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-12)  CPDL #49635:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-12).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from Pilsbury 1799, with several edits. Oval note edition. Five more stanzas included, selected from Wesley's hymn.
  • (Posted 2018-05-12)  CPDL #49634:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-12).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 68 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from Pilsbury 1799, with several edits. Note shapes added (4-shape). Five more stanzas included, selected from Wesley's hymn.
  • (Posted 2017-02-03)  CPDL #42934:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-02-03).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 68 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Arranged by James P. Carrell. Note heads converted to oval shapes. The other seven stanzas of Wesley's hymn included.
  • (Posted 2017-02-03)  CPDL #42933:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-02-03).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 56 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Arranged by James P. Carrell. Note heads in shapenote (4-shape) format, as published in 1821. The other seven stanzas of Wesley's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Dover
First Line: And let this feeble body fail
Composer: Amos Pilsbury
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86. D (C.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1799 in Amos Pilsbury's The United States Sacred Harmony, p. 30
  2nd published: 1821 in Songs of Zion
  3rd published: 1844 in The Sacred Harp, p. 77
Description: Words by Charles Wesley, 1759, Funeral Hymns No. 3, with nine stanzas. This tune was considerably revised by James P. Carrell in 1821, who retitled it Pilgrim, moved it to A minor, and added new words, Charles Wesley's How happy every child of grace (1759). It appears as Child of Grace on p. 77 in The Sacred Harp from 1844 to the present, as a three-part reduction in 1844; a new Alto part was added in 1911. A description of the history of this tune is given in David Music (1995).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at And let this feeble body fail.