Ceylon (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-20)   CPDL #36197:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other five stanzas of Watts' paraphrase added below, renumbered. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-20)   CPDL #36196:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-20).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other five stanzas of Watts' paraphrase added below, renumbered.

General Information

Title: Ceylon
First Line: From my sad prison set me free
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1796 in The Union Harmony Ed. 2, p. 103

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, paraphrase of Psalm 142, in six stanzas. Holden used the sixth stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 142.