Braintree (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-15)   CPDL #35403:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-15).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Edited 2015: re-scored from 2/2 to 2/4; lengthened the last note of each line. The other three stanzas from Watts' paraphrase included below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-05-15)   CPDL #35402:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-15).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Edited 2015: re-scored from 2/2 to 2/4; lengthened the last note of each line. The other three stanzas from Watts' paraphrase included below.

General Information

Title: Braintree
First Line: Ye holy souls, in God rejoice
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, p. 43

Description: In 1770 without words. Words chosen: Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 33.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 33.