Sherburne (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-06-15)   CPDL #35736:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-06-15).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other two stanzas from Watts' paraphrase added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-06-15)   CPDL #35735:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-06-15).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase added below.

General Information

Title: Sherburne
First Line: How pleasant 'tis to see
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 668. 668

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1778 in The Singing Master's Assistant

Description: First published in The Singing-Master's Assistant, 1778, p. 43. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 133, in three stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 133.