Canton (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-29)   CPDL #36343:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-29).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1796. Two more pairs of stanzas from Watts' paraphrase added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-29)   CPDL #36342:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-29).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas from Watts' paraphrase added below.

General Information

Title: Canton
First Line: How did my heart rejoice to hear
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1796 in The Union Harmony Ed. 2, pp. 106-107.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, his paraphrase of Psalm 122, in six stanzas. Holden used stanzas one and three in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 122.