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The Resource Sacred music : containing a great variety of Psalm and hymn tunes, selected principally from the most eminent European authors to which is prefaced a musical grammar, a musical dictionary, etc. / by Seth Ely

Sacred music : containing a great variety of Psalm and hymn tunes, selected principally from the most eminent European authors to which is prefaced a musical grammar, a musical dictionary, etc. / by Seth Ely

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Sacred music : containing a great variety of Psalm and hymn tunes, selected principally from the most eminent European authors to which is prefaced a musical grammar, a musical dictionary, etc. / by Seth Ely
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Sacred music
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containing a great variety of Psalm and hymn tunes, selected principally from the most eminent European authors to which is prefaced a musical grammar, a musical dictionary, etc. / by Seth Ely
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Subject
Language
eng
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DLC
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1790-1857
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Ely, Seth
Form of composition
hymns
Format of music
voice score with accompaniment omitted
LC call number
M2117.E49
LC item number
S23 1822
Literary text for sound recordings
not applicable
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  • 1702-1751
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  • 1714-1758
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  • Walker, R. I
  • Madan, Martin
  • Doddridge, Philip
  • Thorley, T
  • Arne, Thomas Augustine
  • Costellow, T.
  • Cuzens, Benjamin
  • Stanley
  • Tucker
  • Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista
  • Holdroyd, Israel
  • Lockhart, C.
  • Sacchini, Antonio
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  • Dyer, Samuel
  • Heighington
  • Breillat, G
  • Callcott, John Wall
  • Arnold, Samuel
  • Leach, J.
  • Bond, Hugh
  • Wheal, W
  • Tans'ur, William
  • Blankes, Edward
  • Shrubsole, W.
  • Miller, Edward
  • Milgrove, Benjamin
  • Giardini, Felice
  • Buononcini, Giovanni
  • Coombs, J. M.
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  • Mason, Lowell
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  • Husband, John J.
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  • Kozeluch,Leopold
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  • Shoel, Thomas
  • Tingley, Joseph
  • Morgan, Lodge, and Co
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  • Hymns, English
  • Psalmody
  • Shape-note singing
  • Sacred vocal music
  • Choruses, sacred (Mixed voices)
  • Music
  • Music theory
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Sacred music : containing a great variety of Psalm and hymn tunes, selected principally from the most eminent European authors to which is prefaced a musical grammar, a musical dictionary, etc. / by Seth Ely
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • ca. 367 tunes in shape note notation, set for 2-4 voices ; without accompaniment ; each headed by title, metrical indication, author and/or composer, and source of hymn (i.e., psalm number and/or hymn collection)
  • Includes works by Luther, Brady and Tate, Handel, Watts, Corelli, Pleyel, Purcell, and Wesley and selections from Rippon's collection, and the Musica sacra
  • Signatures : [A]-QQ4 ; wove paper
  • Introduction : "My design of the compilation of this volume of sacred music is to present to the public, in the patent note form, such music as is almost universally admired by the greatest lovers of the science, and is, for the most part, selected from the most scientific doctors and masters of Europe .... I should be pleased that those pieces of which I claim to be the author might be criticized with candour by competent judges and should ever be grateful to them to point out to me the errors attending them; but as to the captious pedant, I feel no disposition to learn his mind concerning them ...."--p. [iii]
  • Introduction : "I presume the instructions laid down in the grammar of this volume are far superior to those which have been published in any volume of sacred music in the English language .... it was, for the most part, composed by the very celebrated Dr. Callcott, organist of Covent Garden Church, London .... In the arrangement of this grammar, I have made a considerable variation from the original of Dr. Callcott. I have adopted that most excellent plan which Mr. L. Murray has pursued in his grammar of the English language .... To those persons desirous of learning the principles of singing only, the rules of notation, together with the following of melody and harmony may be sufficient .... but for those who wish to become elegant performers, to the above must be added the rules of rhymth [sic] .... My incessant aim has been to counteract the erroneous method .... in teaching the solfeggio art ...."--p. [iii]-vi [i.e. iv]
  • Introduction [ctd.] : "It is proper in this place to observe that much has been said against the use of patent notes ... I consider that the patent notes are admirably calculated to announce the new key ... the appendix to the grammar contains much useful information ... the dictionary explains such terms as are used in music .... The tunes are arranged according to their metres and many of them are accompanied with a number of verses ... I have found it impractical to insert many choruses or anthems .... As I have lived about three hundred miles from the press ... let it not be suprising that many typographical errors should be discovered in the course of this volume"--vi [i.e. iv]
  • Includes indexes : [alphabetically arranged] index of tunes ; index to the musical grammar
  • "Musical grammar" : Includes detailed instruction in music theory with 144 numbered articles arranged by more general headings : "Notation" ; "Melody" ; "Harmony" ; "Rhythmn" ; and "Appendix" ; with both text and musical illustrations--[9]-68
  • "A dictionary of musical terms"--p. 68-74
  • Solfeggio exercises : exercises in ascending and descending scales and intervals--p. 75-76
  • "General observations" : instruction in the use of this work and proper choral performance
  • T.p. quote : "`I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the understanding also'--St. Paul"--t.p
  • T.p. quatrain : "The song of Sion is a tasteless thing, / Unless, when rising on a joyful wing, / The soul can mix with the celestial bands, / And give the strain the compass it demands"--Cowper, L.L.D.--t.p
  • Boards of cardboard with half-calf, sand grain binding ; green, marbled paper covers
  • Copyright statement : "Be it remembered that on the twentieth day of April, in the forty-sixth year of the independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1822, Seth Ely and Joseph Tingley, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book the right whereof they claim as proprietors ... R. I. Walker, clerk of the western district of Pennsylvania
Dimensions
14 x 23 cm.
Extent
1 score (320 p.)
Lccn
m 61002137
Note
Inscriptions : " Alfred L. Ely's singing book ; presented to him by Mr. S. Ely. January 18, 1853. I will sing with the spirit and with the understanding also"--in ornamental hand upon white, rectangular sheet adhered to pastedown by six stamps of red sealing wax and with five [cancelled] 2 cent stamps depicting the landing of Columbus. -- front pastedown.
System control number
(OCoLC)2548074
Label
Sacred music : containing a great variety of Psalm and hymn tunes, selected principally from the most eminent European authors to which is prefaced a musical grammar, a musical dictionary, etc. / by Seth Ely
Publication
Note
  • ca. 367 tunes in shape note notation, set for 2-4 voices ; without accompaniment ; each headed by title, metrical indication, author and/or composer, and source of hymn (i.e., psalm number and/or hymn collection)
  • Includes works by Luther, Brady and Tate, Handel, Watts, Corelli, Pleyel, Purcell, and Wesley and selections from Rippon's collection, and the Musica sacra
  • Signatures : [A]-QQ4 ; wove paper
  • Introduction : "My design of the compilation of this volume of sacred music is to present to the public, in the patent note form, such music as is almost universally admired by the greatest lovers of the science, and is, for the most part, selected from the most scientific doctors and masters of Europe .... I should be pleased that those pieces of which I claim to be the author might be criticized with candour by competent judges and should ever be grateful to them to point out to me the errors attending them; but as to the captious pedant, I feel no disposition to learn his mind concerning them ...."--p. [iii]
  • Introduction : "I presume the instructions laid down in the grammar of this volume are far superior to those which have been published in any volume of sacred music in the English language .... it was, for the most part, composed by the very celebrated Dr. Callcott, organist of Covent Garden Church, London .... In the arrangement of this grammar, I have made a considerable variation from the original of Dr. Callcott. I have adopted that most excellent plan which Mr. L. Murray has pursued in his grammar of the English language .... To those persons desirous of learning the principles of singing only, the rules of notation, together with the following of melody and harmony may be sufficient .... but for those who wish to become elegant performers, to the above must be added the rules of rhymth [sic] .... My incessant aim has been to counteract the erroneous method .... in teaching the solfeggio art ...."--p. [iii]-vi [i.e. iv]
  • Introduction [ctd.] : "It is proper in this place to observe that much has been said against the use of patent notes ... I consider that the patent notes are admirably calculated to announce the new key ... the appendix to the grammar contains much useful information ... the dictionary explains such terms as are used in music .... The tunes are arranged according to their metres and many of them are accompanied with a number of verses ... I have found it impractical to insert many choruses or anthems .... As I have lived about three hundred miles from the press ... let it not be suprising that many typographical errors should be discovered in the course of this volume"--vi [i.e. iv]
  • Includes indexes : [alphabetically arranged] index of tunes ; index to the musical grammar
  • "Musical grammar" : Includes detailed instruction in music theory with 144 numbered articles arranged by more general headings : "Notation" ; "Melody" ; "Harmony" ; "Rhythmn" ; and "Appendix" ; with both text and musical illustrations--[9]-68
  • "A dictionary of musical terms"--p. 68-74
  • Solfeggio exercises : exercises in ascending and descending scales and intervals--p. 75-76
  • "General observations" : instruction in the use of this work and proper choral performance
  • T.p. quote : "`I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the understanding also'--St. Paul"--t.p
  • T.p. quatrain : "The song of Sion is a tasteless thing, / Unless, when rising on a joyful wing, / The soul can mix with the celestial bands, / And give the strain the compass it demands"--Cowper, L.L.D.--t.p
  • Boards of cardboard with half-calf, sand grain binding ; green, marbled paper covers
  • Copyright statement : "Be it remembered that on the twentieth day of April, in the forty-sixth year of the independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1822, Seth Ely and Joseph Tingley, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book the right whereof they claim as proprietors ... R. I. Walker, clerk of the western district of Pennsylvania
Dimensions
14 x 23 cm.
Extent
1 score (320 p.)
Lccn
m 61002137
Note
Inscriptions : " Alfred L. Ely's singing book ; presented to him by Mr. S. Ely. January 18, 1853. I will sing with the spirit and with the understanding also"--in ornamental hand upon white, rectangular sheet adhered to pastedown by six stamps of red sealing wax and with five [cancelled] 2 cent stamps depicting the landing of Columbus. -- front pastedown.
System control number
(OCoLC)2548074

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