Ephesus (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2020-02-28)   CPDL #57267:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-02-28).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Extensively edited to remove rests. One more stanza included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2020-02-28)   CPDL #57266:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-02-28).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Extensively edited to remove rests. One more stanza included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Ephesus
First Line: Alas, the bitter clay
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791 in Harmonia Americana

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 90, Part 5, with five stanzas. Holyoke used the second stanza in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 90.