Brest (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2016-08-30)   CPDL #40964:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-30).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 69 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Converted to "European" harmony: Soprano is original Tenor, up an octave. Alto is original Counter. Tenor is original Treble, down an octave. Bass is unchanged. All eight stanzas of Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.}
  • (Posted 2016-08-30)   CPDL #40963:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-30).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1779. All eight stanzas of Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-08-30)   CPDL #40962:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-30).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 54 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All eight stanzas of Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: Brest
First Line: Praise, everlasting praise, be paid
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First Published: 1779 in Music in Miniature, no. 2.

Description: First published in Music in Miniature, 1779, p. 4, without words. Words supplied for these editions: Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 60 of Book 2, with eight stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Praise, everlasting praise, be paid.