Edenton (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-09-19)   CPDL #36837:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-09-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 81 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The last few measures edited slightly to improve sing-ability. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-09-19)   CPDL #36836:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-09-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The last few measures edited slightly to improve flow of voices.

General Information

Title: Edenton
First Line: Life has a a soft and silver thread
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1800 in Plain Psalmody, pp. 66-67, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, entitled The Comforts of a Friend, with eight stanzas. Holden used stanzas six, seven, and eight in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Thus nature tuned her mournful tongue.