The Resource The Methodist harmonist : containing a great variety of tunes collected from the best authors, adapted to all the various metres in the Methodist hymn-book, and designed for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States : to which is added a choice selection of anthems and pieces for particular occasions

The Methodist harmonist : containing a great variety of tunes collected from the best authors, adapted to all the various metres in the Methodist hymn-book, and designed for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States : to which is added a choice selection of anthems and pieces for particular occasions

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The Methodist harmonist : containing a great variety of tunes collected from the best authors, adapted to all the various metres in the Methodist hymn-book, and designed for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States : to which is added a choice selection of anthems and pieces for particular occasions
Title
The Methodist harmonist
Title remainder
containing a great variety of tunes collected from the best authors, adapted to all the various metres in the Methodist hymn-book, and designed for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States : to which is added a choice selection of anthems and pieces for particular occasions
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
VIC
Form of composition
hymns
Format of music
voice score with accompaniment omitted
Literary text for sound recordings
not applicable
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Methodist Episcopal Church.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1790-1872
  • 1799-1868
  • 1778-1862
  • 1788-
  • 1710-1778
  • 1762-1798
  • 1758-1842
  • 1735-1807
  • 1678-1727
  • ca.1565-1634
  • approximately 1743-1809
  • 1759-1829
  • 1757-1836
  • 1717-1799
  • 1760-1825
  • 1774-1855
  • 1769-1820
  • 1766-1821
  • 1622-1698
  • fl. 1770
  • 1752-1832
  • 1707-1787
  • (ca.)1505-1585
  • 1698-1768
  • 1696-1755
  • 1767-1822
  • 1711-1779
  • approximately 1710-1792
  • 1772-1847
  • 1713-1753
  • 1751-1836
  • 1744-1825
  • 1777-1876
  • 1726-1790
  • 1797-1836
  • 1842-1928
  • 1775-1859
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  • Smith, John M
  • Ayres, Daniel
  • Meyers, John D
  • Disosway, Gabriel P.,
  • Dill, James
  • Bangs, Nathan
  • Mason, Thomas
  • Arne, Thomas Augustine
  • Leach, J.
  • Swan, Timothy
  • Miller, Edward
  • Croft, William
  • Kirbye, George
  • Clark, Jeremiah
  • Shrubsole, W.
  • Lucas
  • Read, Daniel
  • Randall, John
  • Husband, John J.
  • Cole, John
  • Coombs, J. M.
  • Callcott, John Wall
  • Dalmer
  • Clifford, James
  • Tucker
  • Stephenson, Joseph
  • Wyvill
  • Burder, George
  • Thorley,T
  • Harwood, Edward
  • Holdroyd, Israel
  • Tallis, Thomas
  • Knapp, William
  • Greene, Maurice
  • Smith, J
  • Stanley
  • Boyce, William
  • Bond, Hugh
  • Walker, George
  • Worgan, James
  • Rippon, John
  • Bull, Amos
  • Milgrove, Benjamin
  • Herring, E.
  • Madan, Martin
  • Davis, Gustavus F.
  • Yoakley, W. A
  • Nutter, Charles S.
  • Shoel, Thomas
  • Clark, Thomas
  • Lockhart, C.
  • Myers & Smith
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  • Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Hymns, English
  • Sacred vocal music
  • Choruses, sacred (Mixed voices)
  • Psalmody
  • Tune-books
  • Anthems
  • Music
  • Music theory
  • Singing
  • Solmization
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The Methodist harmonist : containing a great variety of tunes collected from the best authors, adapted to all the various metres in the Methodist hymn-book, and designed for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States : to which is added a choice selection of anthems and pieces for particular occasions
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • ca. 255 hymns set for SATB, occasional STB without accompaniment ; each tune headed by title, corresponding hymn number, most with metrical indication and author or composer
  • ca. 12 anthems and pieces set for SATB, occasional STB and one soprano/baritone duet ; all without accompaniment ; most headed by title, and author or composer
  • Includes hymns by Handel, Pleyel, and Luther
  • Signatures : [1]-334 ; wove paper
  • "A brief introduction to the science of music" : 5 unnumbered lessons : introduction (untitled) ; "Notes and rests" ; "Musical characters" ; "Of time" ; "Of the keys" ; 3 numbered exercises in solmization, placed on treble and bass clefs, in C major and one example in A minor--p. [v]-xi
  • "A dictionary of musical terms"--p.[xii]
  • Includes indexes (alphabetical and metrical)--p.[248-251]
  • "A word to singers" : 7 unnumbered suggestions for proper vocal performance--p. [252]
  • Preface : "Singing forms such an interesting and important branch of Divine service, that every effort to improve the science of sacred music should meet with corresponding encouragement. Nothing tends more ... to elevate the mind and tune it to the strains of pure devotion .... Thought the Methodist Episcopal Church has never been insensible to the advantages resulting from the knowledge and practice of vocal music, having always used it ... yet a suitable tune-book, adapted to the various hymns and metres of its Hymn-book, has long been a desideratum in its spiritual economy .... Believing such a collection of tunes ... would be highly advantageous to the members and friends of our church ... the Agents adopted measures to accomplish this very desirable object ... a Committee...was appointed who ... felt a deep interest"--p. iii
  • Preface [ctd.] : "The Committee [communicated with] the Agents. [This letter] will explains the manner in which they executed the trust confided in them : `Dear Brethren: The Committee [reports] that they have been fully aware of the extreme difficulty of making such a selection of tunes as should in all respects be accomodated either to the fancy or taste of every section of our widely extended connexion [sic] ... It may be proper to suggest that the primary object of your Committee has been ... for the use of worshipping congregations .... They have therefore ... carefully avoided the choice of tunes ... incapable of being easily learned by ordinary congregations. Secondly. Fugue tunes [are disapproved of, thus] they have passed by those. Thirdly ... they have carefully affixed over each hymn in the new Hymn-book the names of such tunes ... suitable to that hymn .... Your committee have thought it proper to insert brief instruction in the rudiments of music .... Thus ... your committee have the pleasure of delivering into your hands the result of their joint exertion .... We have long needed a work which might be considered as a standard of music for our connexion in America ... [this] is an attempt of this ... praying that the blessings of heaven may accompany their efforts ... respectfully submitted. New York, October 23, 1821'" (signed : John M. Smith, Daniel Ayres, John D. Myers, and G.P. Disosway)
  • Cover of brown leather framed with gold stamped ornamental arabesques ; repeating gold ornamentation on spine separated by thin gold, double rule ; black leather square with "Methodist Harmonist" on spine ; marbled endpapers
  • Inscriptions : in C.S. Nutter's hand : "Name Leach appears with 22 lines. See page 252" and "Lenox, Page 127. 255 lines" on front flyleaf ; occasional inscriptions of author/composer when absent in print ; printed in page numbers when absent
Dimensions
15 x 23 cm.
Extent
1 vocal score (xii, 246 p.)
Note
Front cover stamp : "The property of Daniel Ayres" on rectangular black leather in center of cover ; framed by straight double rule and ornamental arabesques with additional ornamental gold stamping at each corner.
System control number
(OCoLC)7320812
Label
The Methodist harmonist : containing a great variety of tunes collected from the best authors, adapted to all the various metres in the Methodist hymn-book, and designed for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States : to which is added a choice selection of anthems and pieces for particular occasions
Publication
Note
  • ca. 255 hymns set for SATB, occasional STB without accompaniment ; each tune headed by title, corresponding hymn number, most with metrical indication and author or composer
  • ca. 12 anthems and pieces set for SATB, occasional STB and one soprano/baritone duet ; all without accompaniment ; most headed by title, and author or composer
  • Includes hymns by Handel, Pleyel, and Luther
  • Signatures : [1]-334 ; wove paper
  • "A brief introduction to the science of music" : 5 unnumbered lessons : introduction (untitled) ; "Notes and rests" ; "Musical characters" ; "Of time" ; "Of the keys" ; 3 numbered exercises in solmization, placed on treble and bass clefs, in C major and one example in A minor--p. [v]-xi
  • "A dictionary of musical terms"--p.[xii]
  • Includes indexes (alphabetical and metrical)--p.[248-251]
  • "A word to singers" : 7 unnumbered suggestions for proper vocal performance--p. [252]
  • Preface : "Singing forms such an interesting and important branch of Divine service, that every effort to improve the science of sacred music should meet with corresponding encouragement. Nothing tends more ... to elevate the mind and tune it to the strains of pure devotion .... Thought the Methodist Episcopal Church has never been insensible to the advantages resulting from the knowledge and practice of vocal music, having always used it ... yet a suitable tune-book, adapted to the various hymns and metres of its Hymn-book, has long been a desideratum in its spiritual economy .... Believing such a collection of tunes ... would be highly advantageous to the members and friends of our church ... the Agents adopted measures to accomplish this very desirable object ... a Committee...was appointed who ... felt a deep interest"--p. iii
  • Preface [ctd.] : "The Committee [communicated with] the Agents. [This letter] will explains the manner in which they executed the trust confided in them : `Dear Brethren: The Committee [reports] that they have been fully aware of the extreme difficulty of making such a selection of tunes as should in all respects be accomodated either to the fancy or taste of every section of our widely extended connexion [sic] ... It may be proper to suggest that the primary object of your Committee has been ... for the use of worshipping congregations .... They have therefore ... carefully avoided the choice of tunes ... incapable of being easily learned by ordinary congregations. Secondly. Fugue tunes [are disapproved of, thus] they have passed by those. Thirdly ... they have carefully affixed over each hymn in the new Hymn-book the names of such tunes ... suitable to that hymn .... Your committee have thought it proper to insert brief instruction in the rudiments of music .... Thus ... your committee have the pleasure of delivering into your hands the result of their joint exertion .... We have long needed a work which might be considered as a standard of music for our connexion in America ... [this] is an attempt of this ... praying that the blessings of heaven may accompany their efforts ... respectfully submitted. New York, October 23, 1821'" (signed : John M. Smith, Daniel Ayres, John D. Myers, and G.P. Disosway)
  • Cover of brown leather framed with gold stamped ornamental arabesques ; repeating gold ornamentation on spine separated by thin gold, double rule ; black leather square with "Methodist Harmonist" on spine ; marbled endpapers
  • Inscriptions : in C.S. Nutter's hand : "Name Leach appears with 22 lines. See page 252" and "Lenox, Page 127. 255 lines" on front flyleaf ; occasional inscriptions of author/composer when absent in print ; printed in page numbers when absent
Dimensions
15 x 23 cm.
Extent
1 vocal score (xii, 246 p.)
Note
Front cover stamp : "The property of Daniel Ayres" on rectangular black leather in center of cover ; framed by straight double rule and ornamental arabesques with additional ornamental gold stamping at each corner.
System control number
(OCoLC)7320812

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