Hosanna to the prince of light (Joseph Stephenson)

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  • CPDL #33069:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2014-10-03).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The bass note in bar 12, given here as an E, is printed in the source as the A a perfect fourth higher. Only the first verse of the text is given in the source: three further verses have been added editorially. The order of parts in the source is Tenor - Alto - Air - [Bass]. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Hosanna to the prince of light
Composer: Joseph Stephenson
Arranger: Thomas Jarman
Tune: Ascension
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1813 in Sacred Music, consisting of a Third Set of Psalms, Hymns and Anthems, London, p. 23

Description: The tune is adapated from Joseph Stephenson's tune for Psalm 8 in the metrical New Version, O thou to whom all creatures bow, but Jarman gives no attribution for this tune.

Hymn Tune Index tune numbers 2615 (for Stephenson's original) and 14547 (for Jarman's arrangement).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Hosanna to the prince of light.