West-Sudbury (William Billings)

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  • CPDL #32765:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-08-23).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, adaptation of Psalm 55. Note shapes added (4-shape).
  • CPDL #32764:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-08-23).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Words by John Peck, apparently first published in Billings 1796. Re-formatted 2016-08-02. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #28846:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2013-04-22).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The alto part is given in the alto clef in the original. The first verse of the text is underlaid in the original, where it is attributed with the heading 'Words from Mr. John Peck'. Two further verses have here been underlaid editorially: these are verses 3-4 and 6-7 of seven 4-line verses of the text, as given as 'Hymn 123' on pages 175-176 of A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, compiled by Paul Himes and Jonathan Wilson (Greenfield, MA: published by Clark & Hunt, 1818).

General Information

Title: West-Sudbury
First Line: Here is a song, which doth belong
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: John Peck

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1794

Description: This setting was published on p. 50 of William Billings' The Continental Harmony, Boston: 1794. Hymn Tune Index tune number 6726. Words by John Peck.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Here is a song, which doth belong.