Christmas (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2016-01-19)   CPDL #38227:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-01-19).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1792. Three more stanzas from Watts' hymn added below, to be used for the first part of the music, the second part to repeat the seventh stanza. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-01-19)   CPDL #38226:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-01-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 100 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Three more stanzas from Watts' hymn added below, to be used for the first part of the music, the second part to repeat the seventh stanza.

General Information

Title: Christmas
First Line: Behold, the grace appears
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1792 in Oliver Holden's American Harmony.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 3 of Book 1, with nine stanzas. Holden used stanzas one and seven of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Behold, the grace appears.