CORONATION (Holden)

Composer: Oliver Holden

Holden, Oliver, one of the pioneers of American psalmody, was born in 1765, and was brought up as a carpenter. Subsequently he became a teacher and music-seller. He died at Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1844. His published works are American Harmony, 1793; the Worcester Collection, 1797; and other Tune books. One of his most popular tunes is "Coronation." It is thought that he edited a small hymn-book, published at Boston before 1808, in which are 21 of his hymns with the signature "H." A single copy only of this book is known, and that is without title-page. Of his hymns the following are in common use:— 1. All those who seek a throne of grace. [God present where prayer is offered.] Was given in Peabody's Springfield Collection, 1835… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Oliver Holden (1793)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 51133 21232 13212
Key: G Major

Texts

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

All hail the power of Jesus' name!
Let angels prostrate fall.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all!

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Notes

Like MILES LANE (470), CORONATION was written for this text. Oliver Holden (b. Shirley, MA, 1765; d. Charlestown, MA, 1844) composed the tune in four parts with a duet in the third phrase. The tune, whose title comes from the theme of Perronet's text, was published in Holden's Union Harmony (1793). It is the one eighteenth-century American tune that has enjoyed uninterrupted popularity–from the singing schools of that era to today's congregational worship.

CORONATION is a vigorous marching tune with many repeated tones that delighted Holden's contemporaries. The tune requires the jubilant repetition of the last couplet of text for each stanza. Sing in parts and accompany with a firm sense of rhythm.

Holden was reared in a small rural community and had only a minimal formal education–a few months in a "common school" in Groton, Massachusetts. He worked as a carpenter and was involved in community service in Charlestown, holding posts in the Anti-Slavery Society and serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. In addition he worked very profitably as a merchant and real estate dealer, and served as a Puritan lay preacher. Very interested in music, Holden became a composer and singing-school teacher in the tradition of William Billings. He was involved in publish¬ing various tune books, including The American Harmony (1792), The Massachusetts Compiler (1795), Plain Psalmody (1800), and The Charlestown Collection of Sacred Songs (1803).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #202
Text: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #40
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #68
Text: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4618
Text: Now Blessèd Be Jehovah, God
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5467
Text: Our God, Our God, Thou Shinest Here
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7203
Text: Welcome, Thou Victor in the Strife
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #471
Text: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #630
Text: Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
The United Methodist Hymnal #154
Text: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #106
Text: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name!

Instances

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A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #21
African American Heritage Hymnal #292TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #174
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #202TextAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #314
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #339TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #91TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #40ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #370TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #321TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #49TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #634TextPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #263Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Himnos de la Iglesia #48
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #59
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #450TextPage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #106
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #215
Hymns of Faith #20Text
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #71
Hymns to the Living God #191Text
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #343
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #601TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #953TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Living Hymns #18a
Lutheran Service Book #549TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #272TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #403TextPage Scan
Nyimbo za Imani Yetu #9
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #473Page Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #240Page Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #142Text
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #471Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #630Text InfoTune InfoTextAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #46
Rejoice in the Lord #593TextPage Scan
Renew! #45TextPage Scan
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #17TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #229
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #130Text
Sing Joyfully #68TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #19Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #167
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #43TextPage Scan
The Christian Life Hymnal #57
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #265
The Cyber Hymnal #68TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4618TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5467TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7203TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #97Text
The New Century Hymnal #304
The New National Baptist Hymnal #2
The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #63
The United Methodist Hymnal #154TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #66
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #67
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #68
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #69
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #70
The Worshiping Church #95TextFlexScorePage Scan
Timeless Truths #274TextAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #296TextFlexScorePage Scan
Worship (3rd ed.) #494TextPage Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #566
Worship and Rejoice #106TextScoreAudio
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #55
Include 335 pre-1979 instances



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