Arabia (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-03-25)   CPDL #34887:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-03-25).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Pub|1 in 1803 with the first two stanzas of Isaac Watts' paraphrase; two more pairs of stanzas added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-03-25)   CPDL #34888:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-03-25).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 77 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Pub|1 in 1803 with the first two stanzas of Isaac Watts' paraphrase; two more pairs of stanzas added below. Re-formatted 2016-06-10.

General Information

Title: Arabia
First Line: Early, my God, without delay
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in The Charlestown Collection, 1803, pp. 38-39

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 63, with six stanzas. Holden 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 63.