Daniel Belknap

Born: 9th February 1771

Died: 3rd October 1815

Birthplace: Framingham, Massachusetts, USA

Daniel Belknap was a farmer, mechanic, militia captain, poet and singing teacher. Belknap was one of the first American composers. He compiled four sacred tunebooks in the years 1797-1806, and also issued a book of secular songs with music. He died in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

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