Incense (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-30)   CPDL #36349:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-30).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 270 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Three more pairs of stanzas selected from Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-30)   CPDL #36348:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-30).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 2 pages, 273 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Three more pairs of stanzas selected from Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: Incense
First Line: Nature, with all her powers, shall sing
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1796 in The Union Harmony Ed. 2, pp. 100-101, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 1 of Book 2, in ten stanzas. Holden used stanzas one and two in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Nature, with all her powers, shall sing.