Magdala (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-08-10)   CPDL #36442:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-08-10).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1796. The other five stanzas from Watts' paraphrase added below MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-08-10)   CPDL #36441:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-08-10).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other five stanzas from Watts' paraphrase added below.

General Information

Title: Magdala
First Line: I'll praise my Maker with my breath
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1796 in The Union Harmony Ed. 2, p. 109, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, his paraphrase of Psalm 146, with six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 146.