Lamentation (Oliver Holden)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version. Oval note edition. Counter written by B. C. Johnston, 2015. Slightly edited to equalize phrases. Nine stanzas selected from Watts' poem added below.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-20).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape). Counter written by B. C. Johnston, 2015. Slightly edited to equalize phrases. Nine stanzas selected from Watts' poem added below.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Oval note edition, as written in 1792, slightly edited to equalize phrases. Nine stanzas selected from Watts' poem added below.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-20).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 54 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape). Slightly edited to equalize phrases. Nine stanzas selected from Watts' poem added below.

General Information

Title: Lamentation
First Line: Earth has detained me prisoner long
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: 1792 in Oliver Holden's American Harmony, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, Lyric Poems, Book 1, entitled The Song of Angels Above, in 22 stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Earth has detained me prisoner long.