Birmingham (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2020-02-24)   CPDL #57183:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-02-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part edition; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2020. Note shapes added (4-shape). One more stanza included from Barlow's paraphrase. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2020-02-24)   CPDL #57182:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-02-24).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 41 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval notes, as written in 1791. One more stanza included from Barlow's paraphrase. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2020-02-24)   CPDL #57181:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-02-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). One more stanza included from Barlow's paraphrase. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Birmingham
First Line: And why will God neglect my call
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Joel Barlow

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   {{meter:88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791 in Harmonia Americana

Description: Words by Joel Barlow, 1786, paraphrase of Psalm 88, with five stanzas. Holyoke used the fourth stanza in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 88.