Solid Pleasures (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-09-13)   CPDL #36788:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-09-13).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1800. Two more pairs of stanzas from Watts' hymn added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-09-13)   CPDL #36787:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-09-13).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas from Watts' hymn added below.

General Information

Title: Solid Pleasures
First Line: Descend from heaven, immortal Dove
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.) (Watts), Meter: 88. 88. D (L.M.D.) (Holden)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1800 in Plain Psalmody, p. 63, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 23 of Book 2, in six stanzas. Holden used stanzas one and two of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Descend from heaven, immortal Dove.