Daniel Belknap

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Daniel Belknap (February 9, 1771 – October 3, 1815) was a farmer, mechanic, militia captain, poet, and singing teacher. Belknap was born in Framingham, Massachusetts, and was one of the first American composers. He compiled four sacred tune books in the years of 1797-1806, and also issued a book of secular songs with music. He died in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Biography

Belknap was an early American composer, principally of sacred music. He was born in Framingham, Massachusetts. He is described as 'Teacher of Music, in Framingham' on the title page of his first book, The Harmonist's Companion. He died in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

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Publications

  • Belknap, Daniel, Compiler. 1797. The Harmonist's Companion. Boston: Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews. 32 pp.
  • Belknap, Daniel, Compiler. 1800. The Evangelical Harmony. Boston: Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews. 76 pp.
  • Belknap, Daniel, Compiler. 1802. The Middlesex Collection of Sacred Harmony. Boston: Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, 1802. 111 pp.
  • Belknap, Daniel, Compiler. 1806. The Village Compilation of Sacred Music. Boston: J. T. Buckingham. 151 pp. Second Edition, 1806.
  • Belknap, Daniel, Compiler. 1809. The Middlesex Songster. Dedham: H. Mann.
  • Judgment Anthem. Dedham: Printed by H. Mann, for D. Belknap, 1810

References

  • Steel, David Warren. 1999. Daniel Belknap (1771-1815): The Collected Works. New York: Routledge. 184 pp.

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