Psalm 21

21A: To Your Unequaled Strength

Performance Notes:

Tune Information:

Presumably named after the Michigan city and river, DETROIT was published anonymously in Ananias Davisson's shape-note tune book Supplement to Kentucky Harmony (1820). The tune is credited to "Bradshaw" in Virginia Harmony (1831) and Southern Harmony (1835). Thought to be an Appalachian adaptation of an old English folk song, DETROIT has a fine melodic curve over its two long lines, ascending and then descending. Feel two beats per measure.

Other Resources:

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  • The following is an alternative accompaniment for this tune, DETROIT.

Alternative Harmonization for Organ and Descant Resources:

  • Busarow, Donald. Thirty More Accompaniments for Hymns in Canon. Augsburg 11-10163 [1992]

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Michael Morgan © 1999, 2011 Michael Morgan, admin. Faith Alive Christian Resources
  • Music (DETROIT Supplement to Kentucky Harmony, 1820; harm. Hal H. Hopson © 2002 Selah Publishing Company, Inc.
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