Funeral Hymn (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-20)   CPDL #36183:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other five stanzas from Watts' hymn added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-20)   CPDL #36182:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-20).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 68 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other five stanzas of Watts' hymn added below.

General Information

Title: Funeral Hymn
First Line: Why do we mourn departing friends
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.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 2, with six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Why do we mourn departing friends.