Babylon (1786) (Alexander Gillet)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another stanza included from Barlow's paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Babylon (1786)
First Line: Along the banks where Babel's current flows
Composer: Alexander Gillet
Lyricist: Joel Barlow

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 10 10. 10 10

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1786 in Andrew Law's The Rudiments of Music, Edition 2

Description: Very different tune from Babylon written by Gillet in 1794, though the same key and words. Words by Joel Barlow, 1786, paraphrase of Psalm 137, with six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 137.