Fitchburg (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-04-29)   CPDL #35227:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-04-29).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Four more stanzas from Watts' paraphrase added below.
  • (Posted 2015-04-29)   CPDL #35226:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-04-29).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 68 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Four more stanzas from Watts' paraphrase added below.

General Information

Title: Fitchburg
First Line: Deep in our hearts let us record
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1779 in Music in Miniature, no. 3

Description: First published (as Fitchburgh) in Music In Miniature, 1779, p. 3, without words. Revised by Billings some time after 1781 (published about 1804, see Nathan 1977), with words by Isaac Watts, his paraphrase of Psalm 69.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 69.