Phenomena (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-12-12)   CPDL #37835:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-12-12).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 69 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-12-12)   CPDL #37834:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-12-12).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Phenomena
First Line: See the noon-day clothed in darkness
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Secular   Meter: 87. 87

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1806 in The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806, p. 100.

Description: Words by an anonymous author, perhaps Holden himself. Inscribed, "Written on the total eclipse of the sun, June 16, 1806."

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Original text and translations

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See the noon-day clothed in darkness!
Man and beast astonished stand!
See the stars look out and wonder,
While the shade o'er-spreads the land!