Ringe (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-23)   CPDL #42020:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-11-23).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2016. Oval note edition. Another pair of stanzas included, from Watts' hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-11-23)   CPDL #42019:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-11-23).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2016. Note shapes added (4-shape). Another pair of stanzas included, from Watts' hymn.
  • (Posted 2016-11-23)   CPDL #42018:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-11-23).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Oval note edition. Another pair of stanzas included, from Watts' hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-11-23)   CPDL #42017:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-11-23).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape). Another pair of stanzas included, from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Ringe
First Line: My thoughts surmount these lower skies
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1791 in Harmonia Americana, p. 29, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 162 of Book 2, with five stanzas. Holyoke used the first two stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at My thoughts surmount these lower skies.