Beneficence (William Billings)

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  • CPDL #32390:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-07-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition.
  • CPDL #32391:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-07-06).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Beneficence
First Line: That man is blest who stands in awe
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Tate and Bradycreate page (from A new version of the psalms of David)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88. D (L.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1786 in The Suffolk Harmony

Description: This setting of Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady's metrical version of Psalm 112 was first published on pp10-12 of William Billings' The Suffolk Harmony, Boston: 1786, where it is headed 'Beneficence. Suitable for a Charity meeting. Words T.B.'. Hymn Tune Index tune number 4678.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 112.