Madrid (William Billings)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-05-07). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 32 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition. Music as in 1804 publication.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-05-07). Score information: Letter (landscape), 1 page, 33 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Music as in 1804 publication. Note shapes added (4-shape).
First Line: How charmingly sounds the word of the Lord
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: James Relly
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred Meter: 10 10. 11 11
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1779 in Music in Miniature, no. 73
2nd published: 1781 in The Psalm-Singer's Amusement
3rd published: 1786 in The Suffolk Harmony
Description: First published in Music In Miniature, 1779, p. 32, without words. Words added and music revised in 1781 and 1786. Reprinted about 1804 (see Nathan 1977) with different words and a few changes to the music; it is not certain whether this last was done by Billings. Words by James Relly, 1758, his Hymn 87.
Original text and translations
How charmingly sounds
How glorious the name