Clapboardtree Grove (Daniel Belknap)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-23)   CPDL #37633:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-23).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 83 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1797. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-23)   CPDL #37632:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-23).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 83 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Clapboardtree Grove
First Line: The gentle breee which through the grove
Composer: Daniel Belknap
Lyricist: Anonymous

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1797 in The Harmonist's Companion, no. 18, p. 19

Description: Words by an unknown author. Clapboardtree Grove was a forest about 2½ miles southwest of Dedham. It is now represented by Clapboardtree Street in the town of Westwood. There would have been a small clapboard (house siding) mill there in 1797.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

The gentle breeze which through the grove
Does pleasing pleasure bring;
And birds that set upon the trees
With cheerful echoes sing.

Let us that dwell around it here
Bless and adore our God,
He orders all things by his word,
So let us praise the Lord.