New-Hingham (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-05)   CPDL #34149:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-01-05).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 28 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Both 1770 and 1778 versions included.
  • (Posted 2015-01-05)   CPDL #34150:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-01-05).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 54 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Both 1770 and 1778 versions included.

General Information

Title: New-Hingham
First Line: Death, O the awful sound
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: William Billings

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, revised in The Singing Master's Assistant,  1778 .

Description: First published in The New-England Psalm-Singer, 1770, p. 59. Revised in 1778 (from B minor to A minor, notes and lyrics changed) in The Singing-Master's Assistant, p. 15.

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Original text and translations

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(1778)
Death, O the awful sound,
What horrors in it dwell,
The second death is here implied,
Which sinks our souls to hell.