Maryland (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-19)   CPDL #34365:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-01-19).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • (Posted 2015-01-19)   CPDL #34366:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-01-19).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Three more stanzas included, from Watts' hymn. Re-formatted 2017-05-21. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Maryland
First Line: And must this body die
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1778 in The Singing Master's Assistant

Description: Published in The Singing-Master's Assistant, 1778, p. 29. Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 110 of Book 2, with six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at And must this body die.