Syracuse (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2016-10-11)   CPDL #41412:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-11).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Reformatted to two staffs: Original Tenor becomes Soprano, up one octave; Counter to Alto; Treble to Tenor, down one octave; and Bass remains the same. Fugue portion conflated; Soprano and Alto rewritten slightly to avoid dissonance. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-10-11)   CPDL #41411:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-11).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1804. All six stanzas of Watts' poem included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-10-11)   CPDL #41410:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-11).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All six stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Syracuse
First Line: What is our God, or what his name
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1804 in The Christian Harmonist, p. 15

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, poem entitled God supreme and self-sufficient, in six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at What is our God, or what his name.