The Bird (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-06)   CPDL #35310:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-06).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • (Posted 2015-05-06)   CPDL #35309:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-06).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 83 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: The Bird
First Line: Since I have placed my trust in God
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Tate and Bradycreate page

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1790 as a separate piece by Billings, with The Lark (see Kroeger 1986)

Description: Words by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, New Version, 1698, their paraphrase of Psalm 11.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 11.