New South (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-02-01)   CPDL #34452:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-02-01).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 30 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • (Posted 2015-02-01)   CPDL #34453:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-02-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 (landscape), 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: New South
First Line: To bless Thy chosen race
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Tate and Bradycreate page

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer
  2nd published: 1778 in The Singing Master's Assistant
  3rd published: 1779 in Music in Miniature, no. 19

Description: Pub|1 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, 1770, p. 12, without any indication of lyrics. Revised by Billings in 1778, with lyrics by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, New Version, 1698, their paraphrase of Psalm 67.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 67.