Advent (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-10-01)   CPDL #37019:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-10-01).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1800. The other three stanzas of Watts' paraphrase added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-10-01)   CPDL #37018:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-10-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added. The other three stanzas of Watts' paraphrase added below.

General Information

Title: Advent
First Line: Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1800 in Plain Psalmody, p. 56, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, his paraphrase of Psalm 98, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 98.