Babel (Samuel Babcock)

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  • (Posted 2016-05-29)   CPDL #39853:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-29).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Another stanza added from Carew's poem. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-05-29)   CPDL #39852:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-29).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another stanza added from Carew's poem.

General Information

Title: Babel
First Line: Sitting by the streams that glide
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: Thomas Carew

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 77. 777

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1795 in Babcock's The Middlesex Harmony, no. 4, p. 7-8

Description: Words by Thomas Carew, first published 1640, paraphrase of Psalm 137, in nine stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 137.