Brest (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2016-08-30)  CPDL #40964:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-30).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 69 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Converted to "European" harmony: Soprano is original Tenor, up an octave. Alto is original Counter. Tenor is original Treble, down an octave. Bass is unchanged. All eight stanzas of Watts' hymn included. }
  • (Posted 2016-08-30)  CPDL #40963:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-30).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1779. All eight stanzas of Watts' hymn included.
  • (Posted 2016-08-30)  CPDL #40962:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-30).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 54 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All eight stanzas of Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: Brest
First Line: Praise, everlasting praise, be paid
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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. 2

Description: First published in Music in Miniature, 1779, p. 4, without words. Words supplied for these editions: Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 60 of Book 2, with eight stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Praise, everlasting praise, be paid.