The Harmonist's Companion (Daniel Belknap)
Daniel Belknap's first book of music to be published was The Harmonist's Companion. The book was printed in Boston by Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews. The title page bears a publication date of 'Oct. 1797' and describes Belknap as 'Teacher of Music, in Framingham'.
Publication date and place: 1797 by Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews in Boston.
'The design of the following Publication, is to furnish Schools and Musical Societies with a number of original Airs suited to Divine Worship; two pieces only, except those which are especially adapted to that important purpose, are therefore inserted.
A View of the Temple, a Masonic Ode, which appears in this Work, was set to musick by particular desire, and performed by the Author with several Brethren of the Fraternity, at the Installation of Middlesex Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, in Framingham, in 1795.
Books of this kind are commonly presented to the Public with a very concise Introduction; which may apologize for the omission here. Should the present Publication meet the approbation of a generous community, some further attempts of the kind, both to please and improve, may be expected from
- their most obedient
- and very humble Servant,
- The AUTHOR.
Framingham, Sept. 11, 1797.'
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|An Anthem for Easter||26-28||Daniel Belknap||Anonymous||See from the dungeon of the dead||Anthems||4|
|Angola||24||Daniel Belknap||Isaac Watts||Down from the top of earthly bliss||4||86. 86 (C.M.)|
|Blue Hill||8||Daniel Belknap||Isaac Watts||Eternal power, whose high abode||4||88. 88 (L.M.)|
|Clapboardtree Grove||19||Daniel Belknap||Anonymous||The gentle breeze which through the grove||Set pieces||4||86. 86 (C.M.)|
|Concord||6||Daniel Belknap||Samuel Stennett||Tis finished, so the Savior cried||4||88. 88 (L.M.)|
|Hancock||25-26||Daniel Belknap||Anonymous||Hark from the skies! A dreadful sound||Set pieces||4||88. 88 (L.M.)|
|Holliston||9||Daniel Belknap||Augustus Toplady||Your harps, ye trembling saints||4||66. 86 (S.M.)|
|Hopkinton||23||Daniel Belknap||Isaac Watts||Hark! from the tombs a doleful sound||4||86. 86 (C.M.)|
|Lower Falls||22||Daniel Belknap||Isaac Watts||Now let our mournful songs record||Set pieces||4||88. 88 (L.M.)|
|Lynn||14b||Daniel Belknap||Philip Doddridge||Loud to the Prince of heaven||4||66. 66. 88|
|Malden||18||Daniel Belknap||Isaac Watts||Sing to the Lord, ye heavenly hosts||4||86. 86 (C.M.)|
|Newmark||16||Daniel Belknap||Isaac Watts||Throned on a cloud our God shall come||4||86. 86 (C.M.)|
|Number Four||12||Daniel Belknap||Anonymous||Mankind must all return to dust||Set pieces||4||88. 88 (L.M.)|
|Ouse||20||Daniel Belknap||Isaac Watts||Let all the earth-born race||4||66. 66. 88|
|Pine-Hill||14a||Daniel Belknap||Isaac Watts||In the full choir a broken string||4||86. 86 (C.M.)|
|Raynham||13||Daniel Belknap||Joseph Hart||The spirits of the just||4||66. 86 (S.M.)|
|Ringe||31||Daniel Belknap||Isaac Watts||Jehovah reigns, his throne is high||4||88. 88 (L.M.)|
|Rowley||17||Daniel Belknap||How long wilt thou forget me, Lord?||Set pieces||4||86. 86. D (C.M.D.)|
|Saybrook||3||Daniel Belknap||Isaac Watts||There is a house not made with hands||7||86. 86 (C.M.)|
|Shoreham||15||Daniel Belknap||Isaac Watts||There is a land of pure delight||Set pieces||4||86. 86 (C.M.)|
|Southborough||10||Daniel Belknap||Isaac Watts||See where he languished on the cross||4||88. 88 (L.M.)|
|Spring||4||Daniel Belknap||Isaac Watts||He send his word, and melts the snow||4||86. 86 (C.M.)|
|Summer||5||Daniel Belknap||Anonymous||How soon, alas! must summer's sweets decay||4||10 10. 10 10. 10 10|
|Syria||11||Daniel Belknap||Isaac Watts||The spreading billows know their bound||Set pieces||4||88. 88. 88|
|Whale Rock||7||Daniel Belknap||Isaac Watts||Death, 'tis a melancholy day||Set pieces||4||86. 86 (C.M.)|
- Hymn Tune Index details for source BelkDHC