Holden, Oliver hōl´dən [key], 1765–1844, American composer and compiler of hymns, b. Shirley, Mass. His popular tune Coronation, to Edward Perronet's hymn All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name, first appeared in his Union Harmony (1793). With Samuel Holyoke and Hans Gram he edited The Massachusetts Compiler (1795), an important collection and study of sacred vocal music.
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