Dartmouth (Daniel Belknap)

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  • (Posted 2019-12-15)  CPDL #56300:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-15).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2019. Note shapes added (4-shape). Repeat added for the end section. All four stanza pairs included from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Dartmouth
First Line: Blest are the humble souls that see
Composer: Daniel Belknap
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1806 in The Psalmodist's Assistant, Edition 2

Description: Scored for three voices: Tenor-Treble-Bass. Words by Isaac Watts, 1707, from Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Hymn 102 of Book 1, entitled The Beatitudes, with eight 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 Blest are the humble souls that see.