Opening Heavens (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-15)   CPDL #36092:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-15).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Counter written by B. C. Johnston, 2015. Re-barred and note values extended to eliminate need for fermata. Another pair of stanzas from Watts' hymn included (one and two). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-15)   CPDL #36091:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-15).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 87 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2015. Note shapes added (4-shape). Re-barred and notes extended to eliminate need for fermata. Another pair of stanzas from Watts' hymn included.
  • (Posted 2015-07-15)   CPDL #36090:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-15).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1800. Another pair of stanzas from Watts' hymn included (one and two). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Opening Heavens
First Line: The opening heavens around me shine
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1800 in Plain Psalmody, p. 28, for three parts (Treble-Tenor-Bass).

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 54 of Book 2, in five stanzas. Holden used stanzas three and four of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at My God, the spring of all my joys.