Andover (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-08-20)   CPDL #36512:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-08-20).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Three more pairs of stanzas from Watts' poem included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-08-20)   CPDL #36511:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-08-20).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 139 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Three more pairs of stanzas from Watts' poem added below.

General Information

Title: Andover
First Line: Of all the joys that mortals know
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1800 in Plain Psalmody, pp. 50-51, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, Lyric Poems, entitled Love to Christ, Present or Absent. Holden used the first two stanzas of Watts' poem in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Of all the joys we mortals know.