Morpheus (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-29)   CPDL #41283:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-09-29).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All five stanzas of Flatman's poem included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-09-29)   CPDL #41282:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-09-29).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All five stanzas of Flatman's poem included.

General Information

Title: Morpheus
First Line: Awake my soul, awake mine eyes
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Thomas Flatman

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1779 in Music in Miniature, no. 16

Description: First published in Music in Miniature, 1779, p. 8, without words. Words published with this tune in The Federal Harmony, 1792: Thomas Flatman, Anthem for the Evening, with five stanzas (see Nathan 1977).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Awake my soul, awake mine eyes.