Whale Rock (Daniel Belknap)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-22)   CPDL #37622:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 86 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Two more pairs of stanzas from Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-22)   CPDL #37621:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-22).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 83 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas from Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: Whale Rock
First Line: Death, 'tis a melancholy day
Composer: Daniel Belknap
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1797 in The Harmonist's Companion, no. 5, p. 7

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 52 of Book 2, with six stanzas. Belknap used the first two stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Death! 'Tis a melancholy day.