Chocksett (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-03-11)   CPDL #34771:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-03-11).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Published in 1778 with the first stanza of Watts' paraphrase; the other six stanzas added below.
  • (Posted 2015-03-11)   CPDL #34773:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-03-11).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 77 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Published in 1778 with the first stanza of Watts' paraphrase; the three more stanzas added below.

General Information

Title: Chocksett
First Line: Lord of the worlds above
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 66. 66. 88 (actually 66.66 44.44)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1778 in The Singing Master's Assistant
  2nd published: 1779 in Music in Miniature, no. 21

Description: Published in The Singing-Master's Assistant, 1778, p. 49. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, his paraphrase of Psalm 84.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 84.