Pumpily (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-28)   CPDL #33902:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-28).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 34 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note format. Version of 1778, transcribed from The Singing-Master's Assistant.
  • (Posted 2014-12-28)   CPDL #33903:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-28).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Version of 1778, transcribed from The Singing-Master's Assistant.

General Information

Title: Pumpily
First Line: Ye boundless realms of joy
Composer: William Billings
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 66. 66. 88

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 considerably in 1778, changing the rhythm - 3/2 to cut time. Words equivocally specified in 1770, explicit in 1778: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, 1698, New Version, paraphrase of Psalm 148.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 148.