Sudbury (1770) (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-02)   CPDL #35277:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-02).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All five stanzas included from Watts' hymn.
  • (Posted 2015-05-02)   CPDL #35276:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-02).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All five stanzas included from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Sudbury (1770)
First Line: Blest be the everlasting God
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, p. 9.

Description: Words inferred to be Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 26 of Book 1 (see Kroeger 1981). Very different from Sudbury (1794).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Blest be the everlasting God.