Berkley (1792) (Alexander Gillet)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-26)  CPDL #56790:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-26).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas included from Newton's hymn.

General Information

Title: Berkley (1792)
First Line: Jesus Christ, the Lord's anointed
Composer: Alexander Gillet
Lyricist: John Newton (hymnwriter)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 87. 87. 47 (actually 87. 87. 11.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1792 in Andrew Law's The Rudiments of Music, Edition 4
Description: This is very similar to the Gillet arrangement called Berkley in 1794; but the Treble in 1794 has been switched with Tenor, the meter changed from 87.87.11. to 88.88.88., and the words changed. The Hymn Tune Index considers them different tunes. Words by John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, Hymn 78 of Book 1, with nine stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Jesus Christ, the Lord's anointed.