Saco (Daniel Belknap)

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  • (Posted 2017-10-26)   CPDL #47017:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-26).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2017. Note shapes added (4-shape). Stanza as in Belknap 1806. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-10-26)   CPDL #47015:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-26).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Oval note edition, as written in 1806. Stanza as in 1806. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-10-26)   CPDL #47014:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-26).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape). Stanza as in Belknap 1806.

General Information

Title: Saco
First Line: The Lord hath eyes to give the blind
Composer: Daniel Belknap
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1806 in The Village Compilation, p. 92, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 146, with seven stanzas. Belknap used the first two lines of the sixth stanza, then the third line of the fifth stanza, then the third and fourth lines of the sixth stanza, and finished with the fourth line of the fifth stanza; six lines in all.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 146.