Newport (Daniel Belknap)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-29)   CPDL #41277:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-09-29).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1800. All six stanzas of Steele's poem included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-09-29)   CPDL #41276:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-09-29).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All six stanzas of Steele's poem included.

General Information

Title: Newport
First Line: Life is a span, a fleeting hour
Composer: Daniel Belknap
Lyricist: Anne Steele

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1800 in The Evangelical Harmony, p. 43.

Description: Words by Anne Steele, 1760, To a friend, on the death of a child, with six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Life is a span, a fleeting hour.