Leicester (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2020-07-06)  CPDL #59545:      
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-07-06).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from The Columbian Repository, 1803.

General Information

Title: Leicester
First Line: Blest are the souls that hear and know
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredSet piece Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in The Columbian Repository

Description: A long, anthem-like set piece. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 89, Part 3, with three stanzas. Holyoke used all three stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 89.