Manchester (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-30)  CPDL #34436:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-01-30).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 118 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Billings published Manchester in 1781 with the third and fourth stanzas of Tate and Brady's paraphrase of Psalm 150; I added the first and second stanzas above in this edition.
  • (Posted 2007-12-14)  CPDL #15668:  Network.png
Editor: Michael Lauer (submitted 2007-12-14).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 2 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Manchester
First Line: Let the shrill trumpet's warlike voice
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Tate and Bradycreate page (from A new version of the psalms of David)

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1779 in Music in Miniature, no. 8
    2nd published: 1781 in The Psalm-Singer's Amusement, no. 3
Description: Manchester was first published in Music In Miniature, 1779. This setting of verses from Psalm 150 in the metrical New Version was published in William Billings' The Psalm-Singer's Amusement, 1781. Hymn Tune Index tune number 4113b.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 150.