Salem (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-19)   CPDL #36170:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version (Treble-Counter-Tenor-Bass). Oval note edition. Counter written and music revised by B. C. Johnston, 2015. The other six stanzas from Watts' poem added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-19)   CPDL #36169:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version (Treble-Counter-Tenor-Bass). Note shapes added (4-shape). Counter written and music revised by B. C. Johnston, 2015. The other six stanzas from Watts' poem added below.
  • (Posted 2015-07-19)   CPDL #36168:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Oval note edition. Revised by B. C. Johnston, 2015. The other six stanzas of Watts' poem added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-19)   CPDL #36166:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape). Revised by B. C. Johnston, 2015. The other six stanzas of Watts' poem added below.

General Information

Title: Salem
First Line: Some seraph, lend your heavenly tongue
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1800 in The Modern Collection, p. 160, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, Lyric Poems, Book 1, entitled The Infinite, with seven stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Some seraph, lend your heavenly tongue.