Chelsea (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2016-10-02)   CPDL #41309:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-02).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Order of parts changed from original 1-2-3-4 to 2-3-1-4. Two more pairs of stanzas included, selected from Watts' poem. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-10-02)   CPDL #41308:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-02).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Order of parts changed from original 1-2-3-4 to 2-3-1-4. Two more pairs of stanzas included, selected from Watts' poem.

General Information

Title: Chelsea
First Line: Thou sacred one, almighty three
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791 in Harmonia Americana, 1791, p. 88

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, God Only Known to Himself, with six stanzas. Holyoke used the second and third stanzas of Watts' poem in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Stand and adore! How glorious he.