Funeral Dirge (Samuel Holyoke)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-03-20).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval notes, as written in 1791. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-03-20).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Funeral Dirge
First Line: Farewell! A sad, a long farewell
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Anonymous

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

Description: Words by an unknown author, before 1791. Holyoke's version has four stanzas, all used in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Farewell! A sad, a long farewell.