ALOHA OE

ALOHA OE

Composer: Queen Lili'uokalani
Published in 64 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: Queen Lili'uokalani

Liliuokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii, was born on September 2, 1838, as Lydia Lili‘u Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamaka‘eha. She studied music from a young age, learned to sing and play several instruments, and would eventually write more than 160 songs, mostly about Hawaiian life and culture. The most popular is Aloha Oe, the story of two lovers parting reluctantly. She became Queen in 1890 following the death of her brother Kalakaua. He had been forced by powerful business interests from the mainland to accept a new constitution that greatly reduced his power and effectively disenfranchised the native Hawaiians. Liliuokalani attempted to replace that constitution with another, fairer one, but instead, in a shocking coup, a group of b… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: ALOHA OE
Composer: Queen Lili'uokalani
Meter: 10.9.10.10 with refrain
Incipit: 51332 17165 31221
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

He's Coming Soon

He Lives on High

Christ the Savior came from Heaven’s glory,
To redeem the lost from sin and shame;
On His brow he wore the thorn-crown glory,
And upon Calvary He took my blame.

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Un día Cristo volverá

Arrangements

Piano Solo

  • Sacred Classics Book Three: In Hymn Interpretations for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Henrietta Eleanor Fruen
    Published By: Biola Book Room (1957) pp. 13

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1218
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1879
Text: Go and Tell
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #2260
Text: He's Coming Soon
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #2466
Text: He Lives on High
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #5817
Text: 主必快來 (In these, the closing days of time)
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 13 of 13)
TextPage Scan

Celebremos Su Gloria #546

ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1218

TextPage Scan

Hymns of Faith #526

Hymns of the Saints #472

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #145

Audio

Small Church Music #3658

Audio

Small Church Music #5817

Page Scan

Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #32

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1879

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #2260

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #2466

Text

Timeless Truths #255

Text

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #144

Include 51 pre-1979 instances
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