Hark the glad sound, the Saviour comes (James Leach)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-12-09). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 116 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: As written in 1798: choral section for Treble-Counter-Tenor-Bass, with melody in the Tenor part.
Title: Hark the glad sound, the Saviour comes
Composer: James Leach
Lyricist: Philip Doddridge
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: TrCTB, with TrTrB trio and TrTr duet.
Genre: Sacred, Set piece Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)
Instruments: Basso continuo
First published: 1798 in A Collection of Hymn Tunes and Anthems, no. 17, p. 131
Description: Titled Advent in 1798. Work is in three sections: (1) Trio for two Trebles and a Bass (could be sung by TTB, SSB, or STB); (2) Duet for two Trebles (TT, SS, or ST); (3) Chorus for Treble-Counter-Tenor-Bass choir, with melody in the Tenor part. Words by Philip Doddridge, published 1755, his Hymn 203, entitled Christ's Message, with seven stanzas. Leach used stanzas 1-5 and 7 in his composition.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Hark the glad sound.