Phoebus (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-21)   CPDL #34373:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-01-21).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 93 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • (Posted 2015-01-21)   CPDL #34374:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-01-21).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Phoebus
First Line: Lord, in the morning Thou shalt hear
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1778 in The Singing Master's Assistant

Description: First published in The Singing-Master's Assistant, 1778, pp. 39-40. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 5. Watts' poem has eight stanzas, each 86. 86. (Common Meter); Billings doubles these, two stanzas of poem to one of music.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 5.