Nantucket (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-06)   CPDL #34156:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-01-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 31 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • (Posted 2015-01-06)   CPDL #34157:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-01-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Nantucket
First Line: How beauteous are their feet
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, p. 2
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Description: In 1770 with words specified as "Hymn 5, S. M." Hymn 5 in the Appendix (Kneeland and Adams 1765) translates to Isaac Watts' Hymn 10 of Book 1 (1709). See Kroeger (1981).

External websites:

References:

  • Kneeland, J., and S. Adams, Editors. 1765. A new version of the Psalms of David, 276 pp. Appendix, containing a number of hymns…, 84 pp.

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How beauteous are their feet.