Acton (Daniel Belknap)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-27)   CPDL #37694:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-27).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 74 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Five more stanzas elected from Watts' poem included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-27)   CPDL #37693:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-27).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape) Five more stanzas selected from Watts' poem included.

General Information

Title: Acton
First Line: Farewell, bright soul, a short farewell
Composer: Daniel Belknap
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1800 in The Evangelical Harmony, p. 7

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, Horae Lyricae, entitled On the Sudden Death of Mrs. Mary Peacock, in eight stanzas. Belknap used the second stanza of Watts' poem in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Hark! She bids all her friends adieu.