Malabar (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2016-10-20)   CPDL #41498:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-20).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape). Treble-Tenor-Bass as in 1803, Alto part written by D. P. White, 1850. Another pair of stanzas included, selected from Watts' hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-10-20)   CPDL #41497:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 54 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Oval note edition. Another pair of stanzas included, selected from Watts' hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-10-20)   CPDL #41496:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-20).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 83 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape). Another pair of stanzas included, selected from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Malabar
First Line: O! the delights, the heavenly joys
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in The Columbian Repository, p. 376, for three parts: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Revised in The Sacred Harp, 1850, and Alto part written by D. P. White. Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 91 of Book 2, with nine stanzas. Holyoke used the first two stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition. The four-part piece, edited by D. P. White, is no. 362 NORWICH in The Sacred Harp (1991).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O! the delights, the heavenly joys.