Friendship (Ananias Davisson)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-09-11). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 57 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Arrangement by "Cook" for three parts, published in The American Musical Miscellany, 1798. Note shapes added (4-shape).
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-09-11). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 48 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1820. All five stanzas included.
First published: 1798 in The American Musical Miscellany
2nd published: 1813 in Wyeth's Repository, Part Second
2nd published: 1820 in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony
Description: The melody (Tenor) was written by George Frideric Handel as an aria from his opera La caccia in Etolia in 1715, published in 1736. There is a two part version (Tenor-Bass) in The American Musical Miscellany of 1798 and a three-part arrangement in 1813. For a four-part arrangement of the original aria, see Viva la face (George Frideric Handel). Words as in The American Musical Miscellany, 1798, five stanzas.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Friendship to every willing mind.