Dawning Light (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-14)   CPDL #36054:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-14).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Counter part written. The other five stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included, renumbered. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-14)   CPDL #36053:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-14).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 76 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Counter part written. Note shapes added (4-shape). The other five stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included, renumbered.
  • (Posted 2015-07-14)   CPDL #36052:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-14).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1800. The other five stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included, renumbered. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-14)   CPDL #36051:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-14).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 69 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape), otherwise as written in 1800. The other five stanzas of Watts' paraphrase are included, renumbered to fit Holden's composition.

General Information

Title: Dawning Light
First Line: From the first dawning light
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1800 in Plain Psalmody, p. 26, voiced for Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, his paraphrase of Psalm 25, in six stanzas. Holden used stanza three in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 25.