Boxford (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2016-10-15)   CPDL #41442:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-15).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 56 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1791. Begins in B major, last half in A major. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-10-15)   CPDL #41441:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-15).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The last half, originally in A major, has been transposed down to D major, the key of the first half.

General Information

Title: Boxford
First Line: This is the day when Christ arose
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: John Lathropcreate page

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791 in Harmonia Americana, p. 107

Description: Words by John Lathrop, apparently only published here. Holyoke used two stanzas of Lathrop's hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

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This is the day when Christ arose,
And triumphed o'er his hellish foes;
When he ascended to the sky,
Crowned with the palm of victory.

Rejoice, my soul, and sing his praise,
Proclaim how wondrous are his ways;
Swell, swell the anthem to his name,
Exalt his works of grace and fame.