Paria (William Billings)

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  • CPDL #32457:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-07-16).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition.
  • CPDL #32458:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-07-16).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Paria
First Line: Ye boundless realms of joy
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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1784 in The Massachusetts Harmony

Description: Words by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, 1698 ("New Version"). Published anonymously in Massachusetts Harmony, published by John Norman in Boston in 1784. Attributed to William Billings by Karl Kroeger, The Hymn 47(3):44-49. 1996. Hymn Tune Index tune number 4436.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 148.