Babylonian Captivity (Elkanah Dare)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2018-12-29)   CPDL #52738:        
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-12-29).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes converted to oval shapes from original four-shape format. Another stanza included from Barlow's paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2018-12-29)   CPDL #52737:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-12-29).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1813. Another stanza included from Barlow's paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Babylonian Captivity
First Line: Along the banks where Babel's current flows
Composer: Elkanah Dare
Lyricist: Joel Barlow

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 10 10. 10 10

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1813 in Wyeth's Repository, Part Second.

Description: Words by Joel Barlow, 1785, paraphrase of Psalm 137, with six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 137.