Water Town (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-24)   CPDL #33845:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-24).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. I chose words by Isaac Watts, his paraphrase of Psalm 36.
  • (Posted 2014-12-24)   CPDL #33846:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). I chose words by Isaac Watts, his paraphrase of Psalm 36.

General Information

Title: Water Town
Composer: William Billings

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, p. 13

Description: In 1770 without reference to any text. Kroeger (1981) chose Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, New Version, 1698, paraphrase of Psalm 47.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 36 and Psalm 47.