Suffolk (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-25)   CPDL #33853:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-25).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 32 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • (Posted 2014-12-25)   CPDL #33854:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-25).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Suffolk
First Line: Bright King of glory, dreadful God
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.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. 17; revised 1778. Words chosen by Billings in 1778 are by Isaac Watts, his Hymn 51 of Book 2.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Bright King of glory, dreadful God.