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RETIREMENT (Davisson)

RETIREMENT (Davisson)

Composer: Ananias Davisson (1820)
Published in 3 hymnals


Composer: Ananias Davisson

Ananias Davisson (February 2, 1780 – October 21, 1857) was a singing school teacher, printer and compiler of shape note tunebooks. Davisson was born February 2, 1780 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. He spent his last years living on a farm at Weyer's Cave, about 14 miles from Dayton, Virginia, and died October 21, 1857. He is buried in the Massanutten-Cross Keys Cemetery, Rockingham County, Virginia. Davisson was a member and ruling elder of the Presbyterian Church. He is best known for his 1816 compilation the Kentucky Harmony (Harrisonburg, Virginia), which is generally considered the first Southern shape-note tunebook. Composer and publisher William B. Blake said it was "a book characteristic of that period, abounding in minor tu… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: RETIREMENT (Davisson)
Composer: Ananias Davisson (1820)
Source: Harmonia Sacra, p. 59t

Texts

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

When I survey the wondrous cross
on which the Prince of glory died,
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride.

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Timeline

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • The Sacred Organ Folio No. 19
    Composer/Editor Gilbert M. Martin
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1979) pp. 56

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

An Eclectic Harmony. II #5t

The Harmonia Sacra #59A

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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