Forerunner (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-08-28)   CPDL #36640:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-08-28).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Another pair of stanzas from Medley's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-08-28)   CPDL #36639:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-08-28).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another pair of stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Forerunner
First Line: Far, far beyond these lower skies
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Samuel Medley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1803 in The Charlestown Collection, 1803, pp. 62-63.

Description: Words by Samuel Medley, 1789, entitled Forerunner, with eight stanzas. Holden used the first two stanzas of Medley's hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Far, far beyond these lower skies.