When Jesus Wept composed by William Billings (1746-1800). Arranged by William Billings. For SAB choir or SATB choir, piano. Lent, Holy Week/Three Days, Good Friday, Tenebrae, Lament/Grief/Sorrow. Moderately Easy. Octavo. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.50-3220).
When Jesus Wept, the famous, exquisite round by the first well-known American composer, William Billings, is found in this setting with a new keyboard accompaniment. One iteration of the tune features an interesting accompaniment of a repeated figure in the men's voices echoing one of the earliest known rounds, Sumer Is Icumen In. Especially appropriate for Lent and for Holy Week.