Jargon (William Billings)
- Editor: Walker Boyle (submitted 2014-04-21). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 25 kB Copyright: CC BY
- Edition notes: Includes piano reduction added by the editor. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
- Editor: Michael Lauer (submitted 2012-02-28). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 77.5 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Composer: William Billings
Description: The Singing-Master's Assistant, 1778. Something of a musical joke by Billings, written in response to critics who accused him of breaking too many compositional rules.
External websites: http://www.mrlauer.org/music/work/billings/jargon/
Original text and translations
Let horrid Jargon fill the Air
And rive the Nerves asunder.
Let hateful Discord greet the Ear
As terrible as Thunder.