Arkham (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2016-10-19)   CPDL #41488:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1807. Four more stanzas added, selected from Sacred Poetry . MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-10-19)   CPDL #41487:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas added, selected from Jeremy Belknap's publication.

General Information

Title: Arkham
First Line: Great God, while nature speaks thy praise
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Anne Steele

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1807 in The Vocal Companion, p. 102

Description: Words by Anne Steele, 1760, paraphrase of Psalm 145, in twenty stanzas. Holyoke used the tenth stanza of Steele's paraphrase, indicating that he was using Jeremy Belknap's Sacred Poetry for his source.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 145 and Great God, while nature speaks thy praise.