Delaware (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-06-23)   CPDL #35880:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-06-23).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other three stanzas from Watts' paraphrase added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-06-23)   CPDL #35879:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-06-23).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other three stanzas of Watts' paraphrase added below.

General Information

Title: Delaware
First Line: Remember, Lord, our mortal state
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1779 in Music in Miniature

Description: First published ion Music in Miniature, 1779, p. 28, without words. Music revised and words added some time after 1781, published posthumously about 1804 (see Nathan 1977). Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, his paraphrase of Psalm 89.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 89.