The Resource Dyer's Philadelphia selection of sacred music : consisting of about three hundred approved Psalm and hymn tunes: from the works of the most esteemed authors, ancient and modern, arr. for four voices, and adapted to all the metres in general use amongst the various religious denominations : And a concise introduction to the art of singing, with lessons and examples according to the English and Italian methods : Including also, a supplement, containing a variety of admired tunes, not inserted in any former edition of this work, by Samuel Dyer

Dyer's Philadelphia selection of sacred music : consisting of about three hundred approved Psalm and hymn tunes: from the works of the most esteemed authors, ancient and modern, arr. for four voices, and adapted to all the metres in general use amongst the various religious denominations : And a concise introduction to the art of singing, with lessons and examples according to the English and Italian methods : Including also, a supplement, containing a variety of admired tunes, not inserted in any former edition of this work, by Samuel Dyer

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Dyer's Philadelphia selection of sacred music : consisting of about three hundred approved Psalm and hymn tunes: from the works of the most esteemed authors, ancient and modern, arr. for four voices, and adapted to all the metres in general use amongst the various religious denominations : And a concise introduction to the art of singing, with lessons and examples according to the English and Italian methods : Including also, a supplement, containing a variety of admired tunes, not inserted in any former edition of this work
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Dyer's Philadelphia selection of sacred music
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consisting of about three hundred approved Psalm and hymn tunes: from the works of the most esteemed authors, ancient and modern, arr. for four voices, and adapted to all the metres in general use amongst the various religious denominations : And a concise introduction to the art of singing, with lessons and examples according to the English and Italian methods : Including also, a supplement, containing a variety of admired tunes, not inserted in any former edition of this work
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by Samuel Dyer
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Dyer's Philadelphia selection
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1785-1835
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Dyer, Samuel
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Dyer's Philadelphia selection of sacred music : consisting of about three hundred approved Psalm and hymn tunes: from the works of the most esteemed authors, ancient and modern, arr. for four voices, and adapted to all the metres in general use amongst the various religious denominations : And a concise introduction to the art of singing, with lessons and examples according to the English and Italian methods : Including also, a supplement, containing a variety of admired tunes, not inserted in any former edition of this work, by Samuel Dyer
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  • 244 numbered hymn tunes set for SATB ; without accompaniment ; each headed by title, metrical indication, author/composer ; many with stated source (e.g. psalm number or title of hymn collection)
  • Supplement : ca. 41 hymn tunes set for SATB ; without accompaniment ; each headed by title, metrical indication, author/composer and stated source of tune (e.g. psalm number or title of hymn collection)
  • Includes hymns by Watts, Pleyel, and Handel as well as selections from Wesley's collection, the Methodist collection, and Rippon's collection
  • Defective : lacking last two pages
  • Signatures : [1]-274 282 29-324 ; wove paper
  • Includes indexes : "General index of tunes" : arranged alphabetically ; "Index of tunes according to their measures" : arranged metrically--p. [4]-[7]
  • "General observations" : general instructions related to voice parts, use of indexes, and use of dynamic indicators--p. [8]
  • "A concise introduction to music" : 6 numbered lessons in basic music theory : "Lesson 1st. Characters in music" ; "Lesson 2nd. The gamut or general scale" ; "Lesson 3rd. Of the other characters used in music" ; "Lesson 4th. Of sounds" ; "Lesson 5th. Of time and its characters" ; "Lesson 6th. Of solmization or solfeggio" : each includes musical illustrations and a quiz at the end of each lesson--p. [i]-xv
  • "A dictionary of musical terms"--p. xvi
  • Solfege exercises : 14 numbered lessons in solfege, followed by examples of modulation to a variety of major keys and 2 examples in minor key -- p. xvii-xxiv
  • Preface [to the fourth edition] : The compiler has been induced to stereotype [the former editions] and now presents this fourth edition to the religious public with increased confidence in the belief they will unite with him in considering its appearance as being improved...the editor commenced his musical career in the United States as Chorister and teacher of sacred music, in 1812 ... [then] removed to Philadelphia ... here he remained until 1815 ... in 1818, the editor...visited and taught in a number of places south of Baltimore .... When the editor commenced teaching psalmody in Philadelphia, the want of a work similar to the present volume was very much felt ... [and] should contain, 1. A suitable introduction to the grounds of music. 2. As numerous a collection as could be inserted in the prescribed limits of the standard popular tunes ... 3. A varity of tunes adapted to the peculiar metres in use .... To supply the wants of the religious community ... the present work was therefore compiled [although] ... the scientiic musician, and critical harmonist will doubtless find much to censure in the following pages..."--p. [1]
  • Preface [ctd.] : "The introduction to music ... has been enlarged by the addition of nearly double .... A variety of new practical lessons for the exercise of the voice, are also inserted .... In the selection of tunes, the object kept in view has been, to insert some of the grave, plain, flowing, animated, and fuguing descriptions, that the different tastes of individuals might be gratified..."--[1]
  • Copyright statement : "Be it remembered that on the twelfth day of February, 1828, in the fifty-second year of the independence of the United states of America, Samuel Dyer, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor .... Fred. J. Betts, clerk of the southern district of New-York
  • Boards of cardboard with quarter-calf binding ; covers of thick, green paper ; front cover is a duplicate of t.p. ; preface is printed on back cover
Dimensions
16 x 24 cm.
Edition
6th ed., improved and enl.
Extent
1 score ([8] p., xxiv, ca.[218] p.)
Note
Inscriptions : "Mr. John Hosford Bird[?] or Birdle[?]" in copperplate script--front pastedown ; frequent small pencilled "x"s beside tune titles throughout ; Frank Metcalf's bookplate--front pastedown ; "Imp. Last page missing"--front pastedown ; "Osborn's" stamped in ink ; remaining text of stamp faded : framed by straight double rule--t.p.
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(OCoLC)20696355
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Dyer's Philadelphia selection of sacred music : consisting of about three hundred approved Psalm and hymn tunes: from the works of the most esteemed authors, ancient and modern, arr. for four voices, and adapted to all the metres in general use amongst the various religious denominations : And a concise introduction to the art of singing, with lessons and examples according to the English and Italian methods : Including also, a supplement, containing a variety of admired tunes, not inserted in any former edition of this work, by Samuel Dyer
Publication
Note
  • 244 numbered hymn tunes set for SATB ; without accompaniment ; each headed by title, metrical indication, author/composer ; many with stated source (e.g. psalm number or title of hymn collection)
  • Supplement : ca. 41 hymn tunes set for SATB ; without accompaniment ; each headed by title, metrical indication, author/composer and stated source of tune (e.g. psalm number or title of hymn collection)
  • Includes hymns by Watts, Pleyel, and Handel as well as selections from Wesley's collection, the Methodist collection, and Rippon's collection
  • Defective : lacking last two pages
  • Signatures : [1]-274 282 29-324 ; wove paper
  • Includes indexes : "General index of tunes" : arranged alphabetically ; "Index of tunes according to their measures" : arranged metrically--p. [4]-[7]
  • "General observations" : general instructions related to voice parts, use of indexes, and use of dynamic indicators--p. [8]
  • "A concise introduction to music" : 6 numbered lessons in basic music theory : "Lesson 1st. Characters in music" ; "Lesson 2nd. The gamut or general scale" ; "Lesson 3rd. Of the other characters used in music" ; "Lesson 4th. Of sounds" ; "Lesson 5th. Of time and its characters" ; "Lesson 6th. Of solmization or solfeggio" : each includes musical illustrations and a quiz at the end of each lesson--p. [i]-xv
  • "A dictionary of musical terms"--p. xvi
  • Solfege exercises : 14 numbered lessons in solfege, followed by examples of modulation to a variety of major keys and 2 examples in minor key -- p. xvii-xxiv
  • Preface [to the fourth edition] : The compiler has been induced to stereotype [the former editions] and now presents this fourth edition to the religious public with increased confidence in the belief they will unite with him in considering its appearance as being improved...the editor commenced his musical career in the United States as Chorister and teacher of sacred music, in 1812 ... [then] removed to Philadelphia ... here he remained until 1815 ... in 1818, the editor...visited and taught in a number of places south of Baltimore .... When the editor commenced teaching psalmody in Philadelphia, the want of a work similar to the present volume was very much felt ... [and] should contain, 1. A suitable introduction to the grounds of music. 2. As numerous a collection as could be inserted in the prescribed limits of the standard popular tunes ... 3. A varity of tunes adapted to the peculiar metres in use .... To supply the wants of the religious community ... the present work was therefore compiled [although] ... the scientiic musician, and critical harmonist will doubtless find much to censure in the following pages..."--p. [1]
  • Preface [ctd.] : "The introduction to music ... has been enlarged by the addition of nearly double .... A variety of new practical lessons for the exercise of the voice, are also inserted .... In the selection of tunes, the object kept in view has been, to insert some of the grave, plain, flowing, animated, and fuguing descriptions, that the different tastes of individuals might be gratified..."--[1]
  • Copyright statement : "Be it remembered that on the twelfth day of February, 1828, in the fifty-second year of the independence of the United states of America, Samuel Dyer, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor .... Fred. J. Betts, clerk of the southern district of New-York
  • Boards of cardboard with quarter-calf binding ; covers of thick, green paper ; front cover is a duplicate of t.p. ; preface is printed on back cover
Dimensions
16 x 24 cm.
Edition
6th ed., improved and enl.
Extent
1 score ([8] p., xxiv, ca.[218] p.)
Note
Inscriptions : "Mr. John Hosford Bird[?] or Birdle[?]" in copperplate script--front pastedown ; frequent small pencilled "x"s beside tune titles throughout ; Frank Metcalf's bookplate--front pastedown ; "Imp. Last page missing"--front pastedown ; "Osborn's" stamped in ink ; remaining text of stamp faded : framed by straight double rule--t.p.
System control number
(OCoLC)20696355

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