The Resource David's companion; or, The Methodist standard: : being a choice selection of tunes adapted to the words and measures in the large hymn book, and designed for the use of Methodists throughout the United States ; from the ablest authors, to all the metres now in use in the different churches, many of which have never before been published in America / selected by James Evans

David's companion; or, The Methodist standard: : being a choice selection of tunes adapted to the words and measures in the large hymn book, and designed for the use of Methodists throughout the United States ; from the ablest authors, to all the metres now in use in the different churches, many of which have never before been published in America / selected by James Evans

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David's companion; or, The Methodist standard: : being a choice selection of tunes adapted to the words and measures in the large hymn book, and designed for the use of Methodists throughout the United States ; from the ablest authors, to all the metres now in use in the different churches, many of which have never before been published in America / selected by James Evans
Title
David's companion; or, The Methodist standard:
Title remainder
being a choice selection of tunes adapted to the words and measures in the large hymn book, and designed for the use of Methodists throughout the United States ; from the ablest authors, to all the metres now in use in the different churches, many of which have never before been published in America / selected by James Evans
Title variation
Methodist standard
Creator
Contributor
Inscriber
Printer
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
RBN
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Harmonia Sacra
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, James
Form of composition
hymns
Format of music
voice score with accompaniment omitted
Literary text for sound recordings
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1778-1837
  • 1729-1796
  • approximately 1758-1808
  • 1687?-1743
  • 1756-1827 or 1828
  • 1734-1820
  • 1760-1825
  • 1757-1822
  • 1772-1812
  • 1762-1798
  • 1751-1836
  • 1757-1836
  • 1699?-1783
  • 1713-1753
  • 1842-1928
  • 1698-1768
  • 1775-1859
  • 1738-1801
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  • Totten, John C.
  • Clinton, Charles
  • Addington, Stephen
  • Broderip, Robert
  • Carey, Henry
  • Chandler, Solomon
  • Haweis, Thomas
  • Heighington
  • Husband, John J.
  • Jackson, G. K.
  • Pilsbury, Amos
  • Leach, J.
  • Milgrove, Benjamin
  • Rippon, John
  • Read, Daniel
  • Tans'ur, William
  • Worgan, James
  • Nutter, Charles S.
  • Knapp, William
  • Clark, Thomas
  • Battishill, Jonathan
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  • Hymns, English
  • Sacred vocal music
  • Choruses, sacred (Mixed voices)
  • Psalmody
  • Tune-books
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David's companion; or, The Methodist standard: : being a choice selection of tunes adapted to the words and measures in the large hymn book, and designed for the use of Methodists throughout the United States ; from the ablest authors, to all the metres now in use in the different churches, many of which have never before been published in America / selected by James Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • ca. 187 hymn tunes, set for SATB, STB, and soprano/baritone or soprano/tenor duets ; with figured bass ; each tune headed by title and metrical indication ; most with author or composer ; many with instructions for dynamics and/or tempo
  • Includes hymn tunes by Handel, Luther, and Watts and from the Harmonia sacra
  • Signatures : [40] gatherings of four pages each ; [1] gathering of two pages (57-60) ; horizontal chain lines
  • Introduction : "Dear Brother: I am directed by the General conference , to signify to you their decision relative to your proposal of compiling a music book, for the improvement of singing the praise of God, and as a standard for regulating that important branch of divine worship...The conference being sensible of its usefulness, are willing to encourage it; and approving well of the specimen you sent them...they feel warranted in recommending it to our societies and congregations, should you proceed in it as your proper concern. I am your affectionate brother in Christ, Francis Ward, Assistant Secretary."-- p.[3]
  • Preface : "Our Bishops recommend the reading of the Discipline, next to the Holy Scriptures....Let us then regard every part of our code; not be zealous for one part and neglect another...Let us read then the section in our discipline upon singing...The Compiler of this work being sensible of the utility of such a book...sent a proposal to the General Conference to publish a standard book...Being requested by our book-agent to head the additional hymns...with suitable tunes, the compiler has used the best of his judgement for the same..." -- p.[3]
  • Preface (cont.) : "The air (or Treble) which ought to be sung by women, is in this book placed invariably next to the bass...A redundancy of fugue tunes has been purposely suppressed in this work...as being very improper for congregations..." p.[4]
  • "Alphabetical index" -- p.[7-8]
  • T.p. verse : "O sing unto the Lord a new song" -- t.p
  • Soft brown leather covers ; spine with five gold, stamped lozenges separated by gold stamped double rule ; heavy paper used for textblock ; introductory pages of a pale, bluish hue ; p. 57-60 very blue in color ; remaining pages of music with large print and visible pattern of press at edges of text
Dimensions
18 x 25 cm.
Extent
1 score (4 p. l., 162 p.)
Note
Inscriptions : "William [?]Cupres or [?]Cupers" inscribed on t.p.: pencilled inscriptions throughout by C.S. Nutter, with information regarding authors/composers.
System control number
(OCoLC)20697455
Label
David's companion; or, The Methodist standard: : being a choice selection of tunes adapted to the words and measures in the large hymn book, and designed for the use of Methodists throughout the United States ; from the ablest authors, to all the metres now in use in the different churches, many of which have never before been published in America / selected by James Evans
Publication
Note
  • ca. 187 hymn tunes, set for SATB, STB, and soprano/baritone or soprano/tenor duets ; with figured bass ; each tune headed by title and metrical indication ; most with author or composer ; many with instructions for dynamics and/or tempo
  • Includes hymn tunes by Handel, Luther, and Watts and from the Harmonia sacra
  • Signatures : [40] gatherings of four pages each ; [1] gathering of two pages (57-60) ; horizontal chain lines
  • Introduction : "Dear Brother: I am directed by the General conference , to signify to you their decision relative to your proposal of compiling a music book, for the improvement of singing the praise of God, and as a standard for regulating that important branch of divine worship...The conference being sensible of its usefulness, are willing to encourage it; and approving well of the specimen you sent them...they feel warranted in recommending it to our societies and congregations, should you proceed in it as your proper concern. I am your affectionate brother in Christ, Francis Ward, Assistant Secretary."-- p.[3]
  • Preface : "Our Bishops recommend the reading of the Discipline, next to the Holy Scriptures....Let us then regard every part of our code; not be zealous for one part and neglect another...Let us read then the section in our discipline upon singing...The Compiler of this work being sensible of the utility of such a book...sent a proposal to the General Conference to publish a standard book...Being requested by our book-agent to head the additional hymns...with suitable tunes, the compiler has used the best of his judgement for the same..." -- p.[3]
  • Preface (cont.) : "The air (or Treble) which ought to be sung by women, is in this book placed invariably next to the bass...A redundancy of fugue tunes has been purposely suppressed in this work...as being very improper for congregations..." p.[4]
  • "Alphabetical index" -- p.[7-8]
  • T.p. verse : "O sing unto the Lord a new song" -- t.p
  • Soft brown leather covers ; spine with five gold, stamped lozenges separated by gold stamped double rule ; heavy paper used for textblock ; introductory pages of a pale, bluish hue ; p. 57-60 very blue in color ; remaining pages of music with large print and visible pattern of press at edges of text
Dimensions
18 x 25 cm.
Extent
1 score (4 p. l., 162 p.)
Note
Inscriptions : "William [?]Cupres or [?]Cupers" inscribed on t.p.: pencilled inscriptions throughout by C.S. Nutter, with information regarding authors/composers.
System control number
(OCoLC)20697455

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