Angola (Daniel Belknap)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-22)   CPDL #37629:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1797. The other four stanzas added. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-22)   CPDL #37628:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-22).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 74 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other four stanzas added.

General Information

Title: Angola
First Line: Down from the top of earthly bliss
Composer: Daniel Belknap
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1797 in The Harmonist's Companion, p. 24.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 96 of Book 2, in five stanzas. Belknap used the second stanza of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Down headlong from their native skies.