Babylon (Asahel Benham)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-19)   CPDL #49739:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from Benham's Federal Harmony, 1790. Oval note edition, as written in 1790. Another stanza included from Barlow's paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-05-19)   CPDL #49738:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from Benham's Federal Harmony, 1790. Note shapes added (4-shape). Another stanza included from Barlow's paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Babylon
First Line: Along the banks where Babel's current flows
Composer: Asahel Benham
Lyricist: Joel Barlow

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1785 in Brownson's Select Harmony, 1785

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.