Bondage (Timothy Swan)

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  • (Posted 2016-12-19)   CPDL #42338:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1801. Two more stanzas included, selected from Barlow's paraphrase as they fit the music. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-12-19)   CPDL #42337:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-12-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas included, selected from Barlow's paraphrase as they fit the music.

General Information

Title: Bondage
First Line: Along the banks where Babel's current flows
Composer: Timothy Swan
Lyricist: Joel Barlow

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 10 10. 10 10

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1801 in Swan's New England Harmony, p. 41

Description: Words by Joel Barlow, 1786, paraphrase of Psalm 137, in six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 137.