William Billings (1746-1800) was known as a composer and singing teacher throughout early New England. His melodies have a rugged, earthy quality characteristic of the early fuging tunes. The composer has tried to match this flavor in his settings of these melodies. Delightful material for church and concert use.
When Jesus Wept
WHEN JESUS WEPT
Let Tyrants Shake Their Iron Rod
Pastorale on Permit Us, Lord
From Whence Doth This Union Arise
O Let My Name Engraven Stand
Behold with Joy