Rutland (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-04)   CPDL #48285:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-04).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1781. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #15670:  Network.png
Editor: Michael Lauer (submitted 2007-12-14).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 112 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-08-21).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 3 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Rutland
First Line: My flesh shall slumber in the ground
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella


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Description: This setting was published in William Billings' The Psalm-Singer’s Amusement, Boston: 1781. Hymn Tune Index tune number 4219. Words by Isaac Watts, paraphrase of Psalm 17, Part 1, with six stanzas. Billings has used stanzas six and four in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 17.