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[The Christian minstrel : a new system of musical notation, with a collection of psalm tunes, anthems, and chants, selected from the most popular works in Europe and America : designed for the use of churches, singing-schools, and societies, by J. B. Aikin.]

Label
[The Christian minstrel : a new system of musical notation, with a collection of psalm tunes, anthems, and chants, selected from the most popular works in Europe and America : designed for the use of churches, singing-schools, and societies
Title
[The Christian minstrel
Title remainder
a new system of musical notation, with a collection of psalm tunes, anthems, and chants, selected from the most popular works in Europe and America : designed for the use of churches, singing-schools, and societies
Statement of responsibility
by J. B. Aikin.]
Creator
Contributor
Publisher
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
CLE
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1808-1900
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Aikin, J. B.
Form of composition
hymns
Format of music
close score
Literary text for sound recordings
not applicable
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  • Collins, Tillinghast King
  • Biddle, Edward C.
  • Holyoke, Samuel
  • Hatton, John Warrington
  • Harwood, Edward
  • Linley, Thomas
  • Stanley
  • Read, Daniel
  • Shoel, Thomas
  • Costellow, T.
  • Prelleur, Peter
  • Madan, Martin
  • Burder, George
  • Venua, F.
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  • Smith, Is.
  • Oliver, Henry K.
  • Oates, George
  • Mitchell, Nahum
  • Alden, David P
  • Mason, Lowell
  • Edson, Lewis
  • Holden, Oliver
  • Jones, William
  • Billings, William
  • Cole, John
  • Dutton, D.
  • Hastings, Thomas
  • Law, Andrew
  • Pond, Sylvanus Billings
  • Randall, John
  • Lucas
  • Ravenscroft, Thomas
  • Wheall, W
  • Tucker, William
  • Clark, Thomas
  • White, Edward L.
  • Croft, William
  • Shrubsole, W.
  • Greene, Maurice
  • Boyce, William
  • Linley, Francis
  • Leach, J.
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  • Collier
  • Well, S
  • Robinson, John
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  • Metcalf, Frank J.
  • Brown, Bartholomew
  • Carr, Benjamin
  • Darley, W. H. W.
  • Silcher, Friedrich
  • Beastall, William
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  • Hymns, English
  • Anthems
  • Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied
  • Shape-note hymnals
  • Shape-note singing
Label
[The Christian minstrel : a new system of musical notation, with a collection of psalm tunes, anthems, and chants, selected from the most popular works in Europe and America : designed for the use of churches, singing-schools, and societies, by J. B. Aikin.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Signatures : [A]8 B-2C8 ; wove paper
  • ca. 419 hymns with tunes ; for SATB ; in shape-note notation of seven shapes ; some with additional piano/organ accompaniment and/or interludes with round note notation ; key signatures printed in text rather than symbolically ; ca. 13 chants ; in close score ; same shape note notation ; without additional accompaniment
  • "Elements of music" : rudiments of shape note notation ; with musical illustrations and test questions throughout -- p. [11]-27
  • Includes index (p. 141)
  • Preface : "The number of sacred music books has been greatly multiplied ... [and] the unscientific and trashy publications ... are now ... displaced by those of a more serious and scientific character ... It is a singular fact, nevertheless ... that by far the largest proportion of the community are altogether unacquainted with the elementary principles of the science ... by no means owing to any want of ability or zeal ... [thus] a radical reform in the mode of writing music is what is reuqired ... I have ventured to offer to the public a "new book" presenting the subject in a shape less complicated, more simple, and as I conceive, more in accordance with nature ..." -- p. [3]-10
  • Preface (ctd.) : " ... In this work, only three varieties [of measure] are used ... The key ... is the governing sound ... [and] the minor key is not reckoned as belonging to the principles of the science ... A new position has been assigned to the letters on the staff ... G is accordingly placed upon the middle of the staff ... The signature ordinarily used ... has been laid aside, and its place supplied by the use of the word key itself ... The system of seven syllables used as names ... has been adopted ... but ... differs from all the others in the use of seven figured notes, each of a particular shape ..." -- p. [3]-10
  • Includes compositions by Luther, Haydn, Handel, Beethoven, Pleyel, Purcell, Corelli, Rousseau, Mozart, and Mazzinghi
  • Quarter-calf binding, with oblong boards and brown paper covers ; front cover bears t.p. information ; back cover bears advertisement for this publication
Dimensions
16 x 25 cm.
Edition
46th ed.
Extent
1 close score ([416] p.)
Note
  • Defective : lacking t.p. and both front and back endpapers.
  • Inscriptions : "M. Clapp" ; "Miss Callie [?] Clapp" in pencil -- front pastedown ; pencilled drawing of singing bird -- front pastedown ; Frank Metcalf's bookplate -- front pastedown.
System control number
(OCoLC)18048096
Label
[The Christian minstrel : a new system of musical notation, with a collection of psalm tunes, anthems, and chants, selected from the most popular works in Europe and America : designed for the use of churches, singing-schools, and societies, by J. B. Aikin.]
Publication
Note
  • Signatures : [A]8 B-2C8 ; wove paper
  • ca. 419 hymns with tunes ; for SATB ; in shape-note notation of seven shapes ; some with additional piano/organ accompaniment and/or interludes with round note notation ; key signatures printed in text rather than symbolically ; ca. 13 chants ; in close score ; same shape note notation ; without additional accompaniment
  • "Elements of music" : rudiments of shape note notation ; with musical illustrations and test questions throughout -- p. [11]-27
  • Includes index (p. 141)
  • Preface : "The number of sacred music books has been greatly multiplied ... [and] the unscientific and trashy publications ... are now ... displaced by those of a more serious and scientific character ... It is a singular fact, nevertheless ... that by far the largest proportion of the community are altogether unacquainted with the elementary principles of the science ... by no means owing to any want of ability or zeal ... [thus] a radical reform in the mode of writing music is what is reuqired ... I have ventured to offer to the public a "new book" presenting the subject in a shape less complicated, more simple, and as I conceive, more in accordance with nature ..." -- p. [3]-10
  • Preface (ctd.) : " ... In this work, only three varieties [of measure] are used ... The key ... is the governing sound ... [and] the minor key is not reckoned as belonging to the principles of the science ... A new position has been assigned to the letters on the staff ... G is accordingly placed upon the middle of the staff ... The signature ordinarily used ... has been laid aside, and its place supplied by the use of the word key itself ... The system of seven syllables used as names ... has been adopted ... but ... differs from all the others in the use of seven figured notes, each of a particular shape ..." -- p. [3]-10
  • Includes compositions by Luther, Haydn, Handel, Beethoven, Pleyel, Purcell, Corelli, Rousseau, Mozart, and Mazzinghi
  • Quarter-calf binding, with oblong boards and brown paper covers ; front cover bears t.p. information ; back cover bears advertisement for this publication
Dimensions
16 x 25 cm.
Edition
46th ed.
Extent
1 close score ([416] p.)
Note
  • Defective : lacking t.p. and both front and back endpapers.
  • Inscriptions : "M. Clapp" ; "Miss Callie [?] Clapp" in pencil -- front pastedown ; pencilled drawing of singing bird -- front pastedown ; Frank Metcalf's bookplate -- front pastedown.
System control number
(OCoLC)18048096

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