Topsfield (Alexander Gillet)

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  • (Posted 2018-04-22)  CPDL #49421:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-04-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Grace notes ignored throughout. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Topsfield
First Line: Sweet is the work, my God, my King
Composer: Alexander Gillet
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSTB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1795 in The New York Collection of Sacred Harmony, pp. 86-87, for four voices: two trebles, tenor, and bass
Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 92, Part 1, with seven stanzas. Gillet used the first two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 92.