Jamaica (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-26)   CPDL #41237:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-09-26).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other three stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-09-26)   CPDL #41236:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-09-26).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other three stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Jamaica
First Line: Joy to the world! the Lord is come
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: 1779 in Music in Miniature, no. 6
  2nd published: 1804 in The Psalm-Singer's Amusement, posthumously, no. 12

Description: First published in Music in Miniature, 1779, p. 4, without words. Revised to include words after 1781 (published about 1803, see Nathan 1979): Isaac Watts, 1717, his paraphrase of Psalm 98, Part 2, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 98.