Jargon (William Billings)
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- Editor: Walker Boyle (submitted 2014-04-21). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 25 kB Copyright: CC BY
- Edition notes: Includes piano reduction added by the editor.
- Editor: Michael Lauer (submitted 2012-02-28). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 77.5 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Composer: William Billings
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Secular, Partsong Meter: 87. 87
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1778 in The Singing Master's Assistant
Description: The Singing-Master's Assistant, 1778. Something of a musical joke by Billings, written in response to critics who accused him of breaking too many compositional rules.
Original text and translations
Let horrid Jargon fill the Air
And rive the Nerves asunder.
Let hateful Discord greet the Ear
As terrible as Thunder.