Scituate (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-24)   CPDL #33831:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-24).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 32 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. I chose lyrics from Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 146 of Book 2.
  • (Posted 2014-12-24)   CPDL #33832:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). I chose lyrics from Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 146 of Book 2.

General Information

Title: Scituate
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, p. 9

Description: In 1770, without any indication of lyrics, meter L. M. (88.88). Kroeger (1981) chose Isaac Watts' Hymn 116 of Book 1, which begins Thus saith the first, the great command.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Man has a soul of vast desires and Thus saith the first, the great command.