Duxborough (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-01)   CPDL #33526:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Duxborough
First Line: In vain the wealthy mortals toil
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer
  2nd published: 1778 in The Singing Master's Assistant
  3rd published: 1779 in Music in Miniature, no. 18

Description: Originally published in The New-England Psalm-Singer, 1770, p. 8, without words. Revised in 1778, with words added from Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 24 (Book 1).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at In vain the wealthy mortals toil.