Omega (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-08-08)   CPDL #36430:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-08-08).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 74 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1793. The other five stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included as alternatives to the first stanza. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-08-08)   CPDL #36429:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-08-08).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 82 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Omega
First Line: My Savior, my almighty friend
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1793 in The Union Harmony 1793, p. 1765, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, his paraphrase of Psalm 71, in seven stanzas. Holden used stanzas one and seven in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 71.