Africa (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-20)   CPDL #41169:   
Editor: Aaron Giles (submitted 2016-09-20).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 41 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from "The Singing Master's Assistant"
  • CPDL #09030:        (Finale 2002)
Editor: Stuart Lauters (submitted 2003-03-09).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 98 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #00030:        (Finale 1998)
Editor: Rafael Ornes (submitted 1999-08-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 28 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Africa
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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, revised in The Singing Master's Assistant, 1778

Description: The Singing Master's Assistant, 3rd ed. (1781)

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Now shall my inward joys arise.