Princetown (William Billings)

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  • CPDL #32332:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-06-27).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 36 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Transcribed from The Singing-Master's Assistant, 1778. The other nine stanzas from Tate and Brady's paraphrase added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #31827:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-05-03).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 1 page, 25 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Music as in 1778, note shapes added (4-shape). The other nine stanzas from Tate and Brady's paraphrase added below.

General Information

Title: Princetown
First Line: Lord, hear the voice of my complaint
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: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, revised in The Singing Master's Assistant,  1778

Description: First published in The New-England Psalm-Singer, 1770, p. 45; revised in 1778. Words from Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, New Version 1698, their paraphrase of Psalm 64.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 64.