Holden (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-12)   CPDL #35385:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-12).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 81 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Re-scored from 3/2 to 3/4; notes in measure 20 extended. All six stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-05-12)   CPDL #35384:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-12).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Re-scored from 3/2 to 3/4; notes in measure 20 extended. All six stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Holden
First Line: I'll praise my maker with my breath
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, p. 88

Description: In 1770 without words. Selected words are Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 146.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 146.