Portland (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2019-05-21)   CPDL #54281:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-05-21).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1791. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2019-05-21)   CPDL #54280:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-05-21).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version: Counter part by B. C. Johnston, 2019, using a few second Treble notes in original. Note shapes added (4-shape). Whole piece transposed down from D major to to C major. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Portland
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredSet piece

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791 in Harmonia Americana, p. 17

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 95, Part 1, with six stanzas. Holyoke used the first two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 95.