Detroit (William Bradshaw)

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  • (Posted 2021-02-25)  CPDL #63155:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-02-25).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: As composed (or arranged) by William Bradshaw, 1820. Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1820 to the present. Transcribed from Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, 1825. All seven stanzas included.
  • (Posted 2021-02-24)  CPDL #63141:     
Editor: Joseph Knapicius (submitted 2021-02-24).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Arranged for SSA.

General Information

Title: Detroit
Composer: William Bradshaw
Lyricist: Philip Doddridge

First Line: Do I not love thee
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn tune   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1820 in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony
  2nd published: 1835 in Southern Harmony, p. 40a
  3rd published: 1844 in The Sacred Harp (1844), p. 39a
Description: Detroit first appeared in Ananias Davisson's Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony (1820), with the attribution "By [William] Bradshaw." It was repeated unchanged in Southern Harmony (1835), p. 40. It was rearranged in a three-part version in the The Sacred Harp (1844), on p. 39 to the present day (the Alto part having been restored in 1911). The words are by Philip Doddridge, published posthumously in 1755 as Hymn 246, with seven stanzas.

External websites:

  • Reference: Steel, David Warren, and Richard H. Hulan. 2010. The Makers of the Sacred Harp. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. 322 pp. (Additions and corrections online)

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Do not I love Thee, O my Lord.