Liberty Hall (Lucius Chapin)

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  • (Posted 2019-08-25)  CPDL #55172:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-08-25).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from Freeman Lewis' The Beauties of Harmony, 1814, for SATB. Notes in four-shape format, as published 1810-1848. All six stanzas of Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: Liberty Hall
First Line: Alas! And did my Savior bleed
Composer: Lucius Chapin
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1810 in Wyeth's Re­pos­i­to­ry of Sac­red Mu­sic, as Communion
  2nd published: 1814 in The Beauties of Harmony, Edition 1
  3rd published: 1816 in Kentucky Harmony
  4th published: 1825 in Columbian Harmony (William Moore)
  5th published: 1835 in A Compilation of Genuine Church Music, Edition 1
  6th published: 1848 in The Hesperian Harp
Description: A folk hymn (Jackson 1953b, No. 132), with resemblances to several English folk songs. Tune originally called Communion in Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, 1810, for three parts, in 3:4 time. Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 9 of Book 2, with six stanzas,

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Alas! and did my Savior bleed.