Billings : Hear, hear O heavens : Choir offer
Composer: William Billings (1746 - 1800)
Forces: S.A.T.B. + reduction
Lyrics: Isaiah, ch.1, v.2-4,16-18
An anthem for fast day from Billings' Continental Harmony, 1794. The reduction should be reserved for rehearsal. I have attempted to preserve the differences in relative speed shewn in the original. Billings' own absolute tempi are well documented (generally a pulse of c. 60 per minute in this piece) but have been increased, more readily to accord with the modern audience's attention span.
Choir offer: 9.00 euro for 12 copies
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