Dunstable (William Billings)

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  • CPDL #31831:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-05-05).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Music as in 1778, originally voiced Treble-Counter-Tenor-Bass.
  • (Posted 2014-11-30)   CPDL #33525:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-11-30).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 104 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Dunstable
First Line: With earnest longings of the mind
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1778 in The Singing Master's Assistant

Description: First published in The Singing-Master's Assistant, 1778, pp. 100-102. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, adaptation of Psalm 42.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 42.