Danbury (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-04-22)   CPDL #35169:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-04-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.. The other four stanzas from Watts' paraphrase added below.
  • (Posted 2015-04-22)   CPDL #35168:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-04-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added. The other four stanzas from Watts' paraphrase added below.

General Information

Title: Danbury
First Line: Lord, what a feeble piece
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1779 in Music in Miniature, no. 61

Description: First published in Music In Miniature, 1779, p. 27, revised some time after 1781, printed in an unauthorized edition of The Psalm-Singer's Amusement, published about 1804 (Nathan 1977). Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 90.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 90.