Andover (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-03-05)   CPDL #34734:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-03-05).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Originally published in 1781 with the first stanza of Watts' hymn; two other stanzas added below.
  • CPDL #15644:  Network.png
Editor: Michael Lauer (submitted 2007-12-11).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Andover
First Line: Awake, my heart; arise, my tongue
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1781 in The Psalm-Singer's Amusement

Description: Pub|1 in William Billings' The Psalm-Singer's Amusement, 1781. Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 20 of Book 1. (Very different from Andover published by Billings in 1770). Hymn Tune Index tune number 4210.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Awake, my heart; arise, my tongue.