Aurora (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-21)   CPDL #33777:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-21).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 36 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • (Posted 2014-12-21)   CPDL #33778:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-21).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Aurora
First Line: Awake, my soul, awake
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: William Billings

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1778 in The Singing Master's Assistant
  2nd published: 1779 in Music in Miniature, no. 24

Description: Pub|1 in The Singing Master's Assistant, 1778, p. 1, as Aurora, a Morning Hymn. Lyrics apparently by the composer.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Awake, my soul, awake,
Awake, look up and view
The glorious sun who has begun
His daily task anew.