Bellingham (William Billings)

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  • CPDL #32779:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-08-25).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition.
  • CPDL #32780:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-08-25).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Bellingham
First Line: Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1794 in The Continental Harmony

Description: This tune was first published on pp58-59 of William Billings' The Continental Harmony, Boston: 1794. Hymn Tune Index tune number 6700.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme.