Western (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2020-02-25)  CPDL #57198:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-02-25).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Grace notes converted to normal notes, otherwise as written in 1791. All four stanzas of Alline's hymn included.
  • (Posted 2020-02-25)  CPDL #57196:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-02-25).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Grace notes converted to normal notes. All four stanzas of Alline's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Western
First Line: Behold, the friend of sinners dies
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Henry Alline

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 888. 888

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791 in Harmonia Americana

Description: Words by Henry Alline, 1786, Hymn 45 of Book 2, entitled On the death of Christ, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Behold, the friend of sinners dies.