Brookline (William Billings)

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  • CPDL #32875:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-09-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: As written in 1770. Transcribed from The New-England Psalm-Singer, 1770. Oval-note edition.
  • CPDL #32877:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-09-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 34 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: As written in 1770. Note shapes added (4-shape).
  • CPDL #32876:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-09-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: As amended in 1779. Transcribed from Music In Miniature, 1779. Oval-note edition.
  • CPDL #32878:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-09-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 34 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: As amended in 1779. Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Brookline
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Tate and Bradycreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer
  2nd published: 1779 in Music in Miniature, no. 15

Description: Music first written in The New-England Psalm-Singer, 1770, and revised in Music In Miniature, 1779, both without words. In 1770 the indication by Billings was "Ps. 19," which clearly points to the "New Version" of psalm adaptations by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, 1698. See The Complete Works of William Billings, Volume 1 (1981).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 19.