Solemnity (Eliakim Doolittle)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1798. Words substituted for this edition: Isaac Watts, 1709, from Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Hymn 32 of Book 2, with five stanzas; two pairs of stanzas included from Watts' hymn.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Words substituted for this edition: Isaac Watts, 1709, from Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Hymn 32 of Book 2, with five stanzas; two pairs of stanzas included from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Solemnity
First Line: How short and hasty is our life
Composer: Eliakim Doolittle
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1798 in Social Harmony

Description: Words published in 1798 by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 28 of Book 2, "Stoop down, my thoughts, that use to rise." Doolittle used the first two stanzas in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How short and hasty is our life.