Treasure (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-09-11)   CPDL #36747:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-09-11).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version. Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2015. Oval note edition. Two more pairs of stanzas from Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-09-11)   CPDL #36746:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-09-11).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version. Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2015. Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas from Watts' paraphrase included.
  • (Posted 2015-09-11)   CPDL #36745:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-09-11).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Oval note edition, as written in 1796. Two more pairs of stanzas from Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-09-11)   CPDL #36744:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-09-11).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas from Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Treasure
First Line: How doth Thy word my heart engage
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.) (Watts), Meter: 86. 86. D (C.M.D.) (Holden)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1796 in The Union Harmony Ed. 2, p. 94, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, his paraphrase of Psalm 119, Part 5, in six stanzas. Holden used stanzas three and four of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 119.