Pitt (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-10)   CPDL #35374:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-10).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Re-scored from 4/4 to 6/4, and rests removed. Two more pairs of stanzas from Watts' hymn added below.
  • (Posted 2015-05-10)   CPDL #35373:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-10).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 76 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Re-scored from 4/4 to 6/4, and rests removed. Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas from Watts' hymn added below.
  • (Posted 2015-05-10)   CPDL #35372:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-10).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1770. Two more pairs of stanzas from Watts' hymn added below.
  • (Posted 2015-05-10)   CPDL #35371:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-10).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: As written in 1770, with note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas from Watts' hymn added below.

General Information

Title: Pitt
First Line: Behold what wondrous grace
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.) (Watts), Meter: 66. 86. D (S.M.D.) (Billings)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, p. 57

Description: Words inferred by Kroeger (1981): Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 64 of Book 1. Billings used the first two stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Behold what wondrous grace.