Dorchester (William Billings)

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  • CPDL #31839:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-05-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 29 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Music as in 1778, note shapes changed (4-shape). Stanzas 2-4 added from Isaac Watts 1719 Hymn 58.
  • CPDL #31840:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-05-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 29 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Dorchester
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, revised in The Singing Master's Assistant,  1778 .

Description: First published in The New-England Psalm-Singer, 1770; revised by Billings in 1778. Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 58 of Book 2, in seven stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Time, what an empty vapor tis.