New Concord (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-24)   CPDL #36243:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-24).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1796. Another pair of stanzas (three and five) from watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-24)   CPDL #36242:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape), otherwise as written in 1796. Another pair of stanzas (three and five) from Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: New Concord
First Line: Dearest of all the names above
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1796 in The Union Harmony Ed. 2, p. 113.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 148 of Book 2, in five stanzas. Holden used the first two stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Dearest of all the names above.