New Concord (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-24)   CPDL #36243:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-24).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1796. Another pair of stanzas (three and five) from watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-24)   CPDL #36242:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape), otherwise as written in 1796. Another pair of stanzas (three and five) from Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: New Concord
First Line: Dearest of all the names above
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella


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Description: First published in The Union Harmony, 1796, p. 113. Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 148 of Book 2, in five stanzas. Holden 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 Dearest of all the names above.