Paradise (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-31)   CPDL #36358:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-31).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1796. Another pair of stanzas selected from Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-31)   CPDL #36357:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-31).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another pair of stanzas from Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: Paradise
First Line: Now to the shining realms above
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.) (Watts), Meter: 88. 88. D (L.M.D.) (Holden)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1796 in The Union Harmony Ed. 2, pp. 110-111.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 11 of Book 2, in five stanzas. Holden used stanzas four and five of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at I send the joys of earth away.