Old South (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-27)   CPDL #33886:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-27).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 31 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. I chose words by Isaac Watts, his Hymn 94 of Book 1.
  • (Posted 2014-12-27)   CPDL #33889:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). I chose words by Isaac Watts, his Hymn 94 of Book 1. Re-formatted 2018-11-08. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Old South
Composer: William Billings

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, 1770, p. 21, without indication of lyrics

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Vain are the hopes the sons of men.