Sterling (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • NewScore.gif Posted on 2020-09-10(Posted 2020-09-10)  CPDL #60505:          Score information: Letter, 1 page, 55 kB    – Oval notes.
  • NewScore.gif Posted on 2020-09-10(Posted 2020-09-10)  CPDL #60504:        Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 47 kB    – Four-shape notes.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-09-10).   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version: Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2020. Three more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-09-10).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape). Three more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Sterling
First Line: Great Shepherd of thine Israel
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3-4vv   Voicings: STB or SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in The Columbian Repository

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 80, with twelve stanzas. Holyoke used the first two stanzas in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 80.