New-Union (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-03-22)  CPDL #34844:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-03-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Published in 1803 with the first stanza; five more stanzas added below, selected from among the fourteen in Smith and Jones 1804.
  • (Posted 2015-03-22)  CPDL #34845:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-03-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Published in 1803 with the first stanza; five more stanzas added below, selected from among the fourteen in Smith and Jones 1804.

General Information

Title: New Union
First Line: Attend, ye saints, and hear me tell
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 2,4vv   Voicings: SB, TB or SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 887

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in The Charlestown Collection, p. 39
  2nd published: 1806 in The Young Convert's Companion, for two parts, no. 4
Description: Lyrics by an unknown author. "No printed source for this anonymous hymn has been located that predates Holden's first publication of the tune in The Charlestown Collection. The earliest known source for the entire text is [Smith and] Jones' hymnal, published the following year" (Music 1998).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Attend, ye saints, and hear me tell.