Composer: Samuel Holyoke
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Composer: Samuel Holyoke

Samuel Holyoke, American composer and teacher of vocal and instrumental music, was the son of Rev. Elizur Holyoke and Hannah Peabody. He was born on 15 October 1762 in Boxford, Massachusetts, in Essex County, and died on 7 February 1820, Concord, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. He was a Congregationalist and a Mason, and never married. After preparatory training at at Phillips Academy, Andover Holyoke matriculated at Harvard College in 1786. The source of his musical training is unknown, but he was composed music before he graduated from Harvard in 1789. In 1789-1790, he contributed four secular compositions to Isaiah Thomas’s Massachusetts Magazine. A prolific composer, he composed some 700 pieces, including psalm tunes and anthem… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Incipit: 13571 15655 43567
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Missionary Meeting

Christ's Incarnation

All ye bright armies of the skies

All ye bright armies of the skies,
Go worship where the Saviour lies;
Angels and kings before him bow,
Those gods on high and gods below.

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The Cyber Hymnal #265
Text: Assembled at Thy Great Command
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Harmonia Americana: containing a concise introduction to the grounds of music; with a variety of airs, suitable fore divine worship and the use of musical societies; consisting of three and four parts #36
Text: All ye bright armies of the skies
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Small Church Music #7428


The Cyber Hymnal #265

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