The Resource The Modern harp : or, Boston sacred melodist ; a collection of church music, comprising, in addition to many of the most popular tunes in common use, a great variety of new and original tunes, sentences, chants, motetts, and anthems ; adapted to social and religious worship, societies, singing schools, &c., by Edward L. White and John E. Gould

The Modern harp : or, Boston sacred melodist ; a collection of church music, comprising, in addition to many of the most popular tunes in common use, a great variety of new and original tunes, sentences, chants, motetts, and anthems ; adapted to social and religious worship, societies, singing schools, &c., by Edward L. White and John E. Gould

Label
The Modern harp : or, Boston sacred melodist ; a collection of church music, comprising, in addition to many of the most popular tunes in common use, a great variety of new and original tunes, sentences, chants, motetts, and anthems ; adapted to social and religious worship, societies, singing schools, &c.
Title
The Modern harp
Title remainder
or, Boston sacred melodist ; a collection of church music, comprising, in addition to many of the most popular tunes in common use, a great variety of new and original tunes, sentences, chants, motetts, and anthems ; adapted to social and religious worship, societies, singing schools, &c.
Statement of responsibility
by Edward L. White and John E. Gould
Title variation
Boston sacred melodist
Creator
Contributor
Electrotyper
Publisher
Subject
Language
eng
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
HMU
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1809-1851
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Edward L.
Form of composition
multiple forms
Format of music
full score
Literary text for sound recordings
not applicable
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  • approximately 1820-1875
  • -1857
  • 1810-1881
  • 1795-1873
  • 1819-1858
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  • 1811-1889
  • 1757-1836
  • 1788-1872
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  • 1806-1874
  • 1793-1878
  • 1717-1799
  • 1774-1855
  • 1748-1782
  • 1765-1844
  • 1731-1776
  • 1735-1781
  • -approximately 1800
  • 1765-1844
  • approximately 1710-1792
  • 1805-1875
  • 1630-1679
  • 1745-1804
  • 1811-1884
  • 1770-1836
  • 1731-1800
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  • active 1839-1868
  • 1809-1890
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  • 1865-1945
  • 1710-1778
  • approximately 1710-1793
  • 1699?-1783
  • 1768-1832
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  • Gould, J. E.
  • Mussey, Benjamin B.
  • Kidder, Andrew Bradshaw
  • White, Thomas B.
  • Woodbury, I. B.
  • Oliver, Henry K.
  • Baker, B. F.
  • Read, Daniel
  • Venua, F.
  • Holdroyd, Israel
  • Viotti, Giovanni Battista
  • Neukomm, Sigismund
  • Clarke, Jeremiah
  • Mason, Lowell
  • Bürgmuller, Friedrich
  • Hünten, Franz
  • Randall, John
  • Cole, John
  • Wainwright, Robert
  • Holden, Oliver
  • Williams, A.
  • Mornington, Garrett Colley Wellesley
  • Smith, Is.
  • Mazzinghi, Joseph
  • Bond, Hugh
  • Sayward, John Shannon
  • Lockhart. C.
  • Banister, John
  • Giornivichi, Giovanni Mane
  • Kingsley, George
  • Clark-Whitfeld, John
  • Cowper, William
  • Bray, John
  • Whitaker, John
  • Hews, George
  • Lamport, Thomas
  • Paine, David
  • Cummings, E. S
  • Marshall, Leonard
  • Tuckey, William
  • Stears, I
  • Dutton, J
  • Gibson, J
  • Jones
  • Nolen, S
  • Florio
  • Dowling, J
  • Byrnes, William M
  • Staite, W. E
  • Metcalf, Frank J.
  • Arne, Thomas Augustine
  • Hatton, John Warrington
  • Tans'ur, William
  • Arnold, W.
  • A. B. Kidder & Son's
  • B.B. Mussey and Company
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  • Hymns, English
  • Tune-books
  • Anthems
  • Chants
  • Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with continuo
  • Music
Label
The Modern harp : or, Boston sacred melodist ; a collection of church music, comprising, in addition to many of the most popular tunes in common use, a great variety of new and original tunes, sentences, chants, motetts, and anthems ; adapted to social and religious worship, societies, singing schools, &c., by Edward L. White and John E. Gould
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Signatures : [1]4 2-134 13x4 14-444 452 ; wove paper
  • ca. 418 hymn tunes ; for SATB ; with figured bass ; each headed by title, meter, and composer ; ca. 138 anthems, sentences, chants, motets and hymns ; all but chants for 1-4 voices, with piano/organ accompaniment and/or figured bass ; chants in close score, for SATB ; with out additional accompaniment
  • "Elements of vocal music" : 23 chapters, further divided into 115 lessons on rudiments of music ; with musical illustrations and test questions throughout ; also with 62 numbered vocal exercises -- p. [3]-25
  • "Explanation of musical terms" -- p. 26
  • Includes indexes : ["Alphabetical index"] -- p. [339] ; "Metrical index -- p. [340]-341 ; Anthems, sentences, chants, motets, and hymns -- p. 342
  • Copyright statement : dated 1846 -- t.p. verso
  • "Boston : stereotyped by A. B. Kidder, 7 Cornhill" -- t.p. verso
  • Preface : " ... Every year, new societies for the cultivation of sacred music are formed, and the members ... feel the need of new music ... [thus] we have devoted more space to anthems, motetts, quartetts, &c. ... It cannot but be gratifying to notice how rapidly ... chanting is growing into public favor ... [so] we have allowed it a space proportionate ... to its importance ; having given the entire "Protestant Episcopal Church service" ... With the exception of a few old tunes, this is a collection of entirely new music ..." -- p. [3]
  • Includes compositions by Spohr, Donizetti, Rossini, Luther, Pleyel, Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, Czerny, Paesiello, Rousseau, and von Weber
  • Quarter-calf binding with pressed oblong boards and blue paper covers ; front cover bears printed t.p. information, including a publishing date of 1848, (which differs from both the t.p. publishing date and the copyright date) framed by ornamental border ; back cover with advertisement for publisher
Dimensions
17 x 25 cm.
Edition
6th ed.
Extent
1 score (26, 342 [i.e., 351] p.)
Note
  • Defective : 12th signature missigned as 13 ; 13th signature inserted twice, thus there are three signatures signed as 13 ; as a result, p. 71-78 appear twice ; p. 337-339 lacking.
  • Inscriptions : "Boston, Mass. Washington St. July 4th 1857 1857" in pencil -- front pastedown ; "Leland" in iron gall ink -- front pastedown ; Frank Metcalf's bookplate -- front pastedown.
  • Leather spine dessicated and crumbling ; covered with shellac-like substance, causing cracking and acid migration ; losses to paper covers ; lacking endpapers and p. 337-339 ; foxing and other staining to textblock.
System control number
(OCoLC)29936493
Label
The Modern harp : or, Boston sacred melodist ; a collection of church music, comprising, in addition to many of the most popular tunes in common use, a great variety of new and original tunes, sentences, chants, motetts, and anthems ; adapted to social and religious worship, societies, singing schools, &c., by Edward L. White and John E. Gould
Publication
Note
  • Signatures : [1]4 2-134 13x4 14-444 452 ; wove paper
  • ca. 418 hymn tunes ; for SATB ; with figured bass ; each headed by title, meter, and composer ; ca. 138 anthems, sentences, chants, motets and hymns ; all but chants for 1-4 voices, with piano/organ accompaniment and/or figured bass ; chants in close score, for SATB ; with out additional accompaniment
  • "Elements of vocal music" : 23 chapters, further divided into 115 lessons on rudiments of music ; with musical illustrations and test questions throughout ; also with 62 numbered vocal exercises -- p. [3]-25
  • "Explanation of musical terms" -- p. 26
  • Includes indexes : ["Alphabetical index"] -- p. [339] ; "Metrical index -- p. [340]-341 ; Anthems, sentences, chants, motets, and hymns -- p. 342
  • Copyright statement : dated 1846 -- t.p. verso
  • "Boston : stereotyped by A. B. Kidder, 7 Cornhill" -- t.p. verso
  • Preface : " ... Every year, new societies for the cultivation of sacred music are formed, and the members ... feel the need of new music ... [thus] we have devoted more space to anthems, motetts, quartetts, &c. ... It cannot but be gratifying to notice how rapidly ... chanting is growing into public favor ... [so] we have allowed it a space proportionate ... to its importance ; having given the entire "Protestant Episcopal Church service" ... With the exception of a few old tunes, this is a collection of entirely new music ..." -- p. [3]
  • Includes compositions by Spohr, Donizetti, Rossini, Luther, Pleyel, Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, Czerny, Paesiello, Rousseau, and von Weber
  • Quarter-calf binding with pressed oblong boards and blue paper covers ; front cover bears printed t.p. information, including a publishing date of 1848, (which differs from both the t.p. publishing date and the copyright date) framed by ornamental border ; back cover with advertisement for publisher
Dimensions
17 x 25 cm.
Edition
6th ed.
Extent
1 score (26, 342 [i.e., 351] p.)
Note
  • Defective : 12th signature missigned as 13 ; 13th signature inserted twice, thus there are three signatures signed as 13 ; as a result, p. 71-78 appear twice ; p. 337-339 lacking.
  • Inscriptions : "Boston, Mass. Washington St. July 4th 1857 1857" in pencil -- front pastedown ; "Leland" in iron gall ink -- front pastedown ; Frank Metcalf's bookplate -- front pastedown.
  • Leather spine dessicated and crumbling ; covered with shellac-like substance, causing cracking and acid migration ; losses to paper covers ; lacking endpapers and p. 337-339 ; foxing and other staining to textblock.
System control number
(OCoLC)29936493

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