Amherst (William Billings)

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  • CPDL #32825:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-08-31).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 31 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • CPDL #32826:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-08-31).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 37 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Amherst
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Tate and Bradycreate page (from A new version of the psalms of David)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 66. 66. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First Published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer.
     2. Published: 1778 in The Singing Master's Assistant.
     3. Published: 1779 in Music in Miniature, no. 23.

Description: Music first published 1770 without words, published again in 1778 with words. Words by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, 1698 ("New Version"), their paraphrase of Psalm 136. Transcribed from The Singing-Master's Assistant, 1778.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 136.