The Resource The Wesleyan harmony : or, a compilation of choice tunes for public worship : adapted to the various metres in the Methodist hymn book now in use : with a table of the particular metre hymns and names of tunes annexed in which they may be sung : designed for the Methodist Societies, but proper for all denominations, by Henry Little

The Wesleyan harmony : or, a compilation of choice tunes for public worship : adapted to the various metres in the Methodist hymn book now in use : with a table of the particular metre hymns and names of tunes annexed in which they may be sung : designed for the Methodist Societies, but proper for all denominations, by Henry Little

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The Wesleyan harmony : or, a compilation of choice tunes for public worship : adapted to the various metres in the Methodist hymn book now in use : with a table of the particular metre hymns and names of tunes annexed in which they may be sung : designed for the Methodist Societies, but proper for all denominations
Title
The Wesleyan harmony
Title remainder
or, a compilation of choice tunes for public worship : adapted to the various metres in the Methodist hymn book now in use : with a table of the particular metre hymns and names of tunes annexed in which they may be sung : designed for the Methodist Societies, but proper for all denominations
Statement of responsibility
by Henry Little
Title variation
A compilation of choice tunes for public worship
Creator
Contributor
Book producer
Subject
Language
eng
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
NDD
Citation location within source
5833
Citation source
Shoemaker
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1788-1878
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Little, Henry
Form of composition
hymns
Format of music
full score
Literary text for sound recordings
not applicable
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  • approximately 1550-1633
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  • 1705-1741
  • approximately 1743-1809
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  • 1707-1787
  • 1767-1822
  • approximately 1700-1763
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  • Williams, A.
  • Webbe, Samuel
  • Arne, Thomas Augustine
  • Rippon, John
  • Madan, Martin
  • Arnold, Samuel
  • Tans'ur, William
  • Blankes, Edward
  • Burney, Charles
  • Taylor, Richard
  • Randall, John
  • Read, Daniel
  • Lucas
  • Handel, George Frideric
  • Billings, William
  • Pleyel, Ignaz
  • Croft, William
  • Knapp, William
  • Miller, Edward
  • Swan, Timothy
  • Fish, Henry
  • Harrison
  • Luther, Martin
  • Taylor, E
  • Addington, Stephen
  • Greene, Maurice
  • Holdroyd, Israel
  • Wyvill
  • Cuzens, Benjamin
  • Sacchini, Antonio
  • Tuckey, William
  • Waters, J
  • Burder, George
  • Prelleur, Peter
  • Clark, Jeremiah
  • Leach, J.
  • Harwood, Edward
  • Stanley
  • Chetham, John
  • Williams, Thomas
  • Wainwright, Robert
  • Milgrove, Benjamin
  • Carey, Henry
  • Lockhart, C.
  • Giardini, Felice
  • Bull, Amos
  • Costellow, T.
  • Babcock
  • Harwood, Edward
  • Jommelli, Nicolò
  • Goodale, Ezekiel
  • Glazier, Franklin
  • Hutchinson, D.
  • Heath, Asa
  • Hardy, Manly
  • Treadwell, Thomas
  • Smith, Is.
  • Sewall, Henry D.
  • Shoel, Thomas
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  • Hymns, English
  • Methodists
  • Sacred vocal music
  • Choruses, sacred (Mixed voices)
  • Psalmody
  • Tune-books
  • Music theory
  • Music
Label
The Wesleyan harmony : or, a compilation of choice tunes for public worship : adapted to the various metres in the Methodist hymn book now in use : with a table of the particular metre hymns and names of tunes annexed in which they may be sung : designed for the Methodist Societies, but proper for all denominations, by Henry Little
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Signatures : A-S4 ; wove paper
  • ca. hymns and tunes ordered by metre and arranged for SATB, occasional STB, without accompaniment
  • Includes indexes
  • "To the Annual Conference, the subscribers of this work, and to the public" : "In presenting the following work, the compiler would observe that he undertook the compilation by request of a number of our ministers and other brethren; and from a thorough conviction that a work of this kind is much wanted in out societies. The tunes ... are from highly celebrated authors ... this work, though small, contains a sufficient number of tunes for every metre ... [it] is designed to remove this difficulty ... also to save expense[s], furnish a work of our own; correct the taste of our youth and produce uniformity ... There will never be uniformity where different kinds of singing books are used and for these reasons this work is introduced"--p. [3]
  • "To the annual conference ..." [ctd.] : "... not ... every tune will be found in this small book ... no tune has been altered ... in very few instatnces it became necessary to change the metre of some tunes ... such tunes are known by the word "Adapted", prefixed to each of them ...--Bucksport, Maine, 1820"-- p. [3]
  • Advertisement to the second edition : "The favorable reception and rapid sale of the first edition of then Wesleyan harmony have exceeded the most sanguine expectations of the compiler ... a few errors ... in the first eidtion have been corrected ... Bucksport [Me.] January 1, 1821"--p. [3]
  • New England Methodist Conference note : "In June 1820, a few copies of the first edition of this work were forwarded to the New England Methodist Conference for examination. A committee was appointed for that purpose and made their report, which was read and accepted. No copy has been recieved by the compiler ; but the chairman of the committee has politely given the following from recollections; viz. `Your committee for the examination of the merits of the Wesleyan Harmony have attended that service and beg leave to report that they are of the opinion that it is a chaste and judicious selection of sacred harmony, entitled to public patronage and from its peculiar adaptation to our hymn book, has a claim to the patronage of this annual conference' [signed] Asa Heath"--p. [3]
  • Advertisement : "Dear Sir, the undersigned having examined the Wesleyan Harmony are happy in this opportunity to express their approbation of so valuable a work; and do not hesitate to say that, in their opinion, it is the best collection, of the same number of pages, they have ever seen ... they cordially approve of the design, and hope the arduous exertions of the compiler will be amply remunerated by a discerning public. Yours respectfully, Manly Hardy, Thomas Treadwell"--p. [3]
  • Advertisement : "Dear sir, I am highly gratified in the work you are about to offer to the Methodist Church, viz: a book with tunes adapted to the several particular metre hymns, etc. in our hymn book. I have long seen and felt the want of such a work in our Societies, and am happy to think that your book will answer the grand design for which it is intended, and enable us to make use of all out hymns to praise God in the congregation ... and I do most heartily recommend it to the Methodist church. D. Hutchinson, Presiding Elder"--t.p. verso
  • "Dictionary of musical terms"--t.p. verso
  • "Rudiments of music" : 3 unnumbered lessons : "The scale or gamut" ; "Of time" ; "Keys in music" : all with musical illustrations--p. [4]-8
  • T.p. verse : "Praise ye the Lord; for it is good to sing praises unto our God"--t.p
  • Copyright statement : "Be it remembered that on this twenty-seventh day of April, in the year of out Lord one-thousand eight hundred and twenty, and the forty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Henry Little, of the district of Maine, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author .... Henry Sewall, Clerk, District Court, Maine"--t.p. verso
  • Boards of soft plywood, covered with green paper cover ; soft, brown leather spine
Dimensions
14 x 24 cm.
Edition
Second edition, enlarged and improved.
Extent
1 score (139, [3] p.)
Note
  • Nutter Metcalf copy: Bookplates : New England Methodist Historical Society with inscription : "Louisa S. Jackson, Plymouth Mass. Dec. 6, 1884" : Frank J. Metcalf's bookplate--front pastedown.
  • Nutter Metcalf copy: Inscriptions : "L.S. Jackson" pencilled on front flyleaf recto ; list of hymns and authors pencilled on back flyleaf recto and continued on verso ; hymn verse inscribed in iron gall ink (difficult to decipher) on back pastedown.
System control number
(OCoLC)11718216
Label
The Wesleyan harmony : or, a compilation of choice tunes for public worship : adapted to the various metres in the Methodist hymn book now in use : with a table of the particular metre hymns and names of tunes annexed in which they may be sung : designed for the Methodist Societies, but proper for all denominations, by Henry Little
Publication
Note
  • Signatures : A-S4 ; wove paper
  • ca. hymns and tunes ordered by metre and arranged for SATB, occasional STB, without accompaniment
  • Includes indexes
  • "To the Annual Conference, the subscribers of this work, and to the public" : "In presenting the following work, the compiler would observe that he undertook the compilation by request of a number of our ministers and other brethren; and from a thorough conviction that a work of this kind is much wanted in out societies. The tunes ... are from highly celebrated authors ... this work, though small, contains a sufficient number of tunes for every metre ... [it] is designed to remove this difficulty ... also to save expense[s], furnish a work of our own; correct the taste of our youth and produce uniformity ... There will never be uniformity where different kinds of singing books are used and for these reasons this work is introduced"--p. [3]
  • "To the annual conference ..." [ctd.] : "... not ... every tune will be found in this small book ... no tune has been altered ... in very few instatnces it became necessary to change the metre of some tunes ... such tunes are known by the word "Adapted", prefixed to each of them ...--Bucksport, Maine, 1820"-- p. [3]
  • Advertisement to the second edition : "The favorable reception and rapid sale of the first edition of then Wesleyan harmony have exceeded the most sanguine expectations of the compiler ... a few errors ... in the first eidtion have been corrected ... Bucksport [Me.] January 1, 1821"--p. [3]
  • New England Methodist Conference note : "In June 1820, a few copies of the first edition of this work were forwarded to the New England Methodist Conference for examination. A committee was appointed for that purpose and made their report, which was read and accepted. No copy has been recieved by the compiler ; but the chairman of the committee has politely given the following from recollections; viz. `Your committee for the examination of the merits of the Wesleyan Harmony have attended that service and beg leave to report that they are of the opinion that it is a chaste and judicious selection of sacred harmony, entitled to public patronage and from its peculiar adaptation to our hymn book, has a claim to the patronage of this annual conference' [signed] Asa Heath"--p. [3]
  • Advertisement : "Dear Sir, the undersigned having examined the Wesleyan Harmony are happy in this opportunity to express their approbation of so valuable a work; and do not hesitate to say that, in their opinion, it is the best collection, of the same number of pages, they have ever seen ... they cordially approve of the design, and hope the arduous exertions of the compiler will be amply remunerated by a discerning public. Yours respectfully, Manly Hardy, Thomas Treadwell"--p. [3]
  • Advertisement : "Dear sir, I am highly gratified in the work you are about to offer to the Methodist Church, viz: a book with tunes adapted to the several particular metre hymns, etc. in our hymn book. I have long seen and felt the want of such a work in our Societies, and am happy to think that your book will answer the grand design for which it is intended, and enable us to make use of all out hymns to praise God in the congregation ... and I do most heartily recommend it to the Methodist church. D. Hutchinson, Presiding Elder"--t.p. verso
  • "Dictionary of musical terms"--t.p. verso
  • "Rudiments of music" : 3 unnumbered lessons : "The scale or gamut" ; "Of time" ; "Keys in music" : all with musical illustrations--p. [4]-8
  • T.p. verse : "Praise ye the Lord; for it is good to sing praises unto our God"--t.p
  • Copyright statement : "Be it remembered that on this twenty-seventh day of April, in the year of out Lord one-thousand eight hundred and twenty, and the forty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Henry Little, of the district of Maine, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author .... Henry Sewall, Clerk, District Court, Maine"--t.p. verso
  • Boards of soft plywood, covered with green paper cover ; soft, brown leather spine
Dimensions
14 x 24 cm.
Edition
Second edition, enlarged and improved.
Extent
1 score (139, [3] p.)
Note
  • Nutter Metcalf copy: Bookplates : New England Methodist Historical Society with inscription : "Louisa S. Jackson, Plymouth Mass. Dec. 6, 1884" : Frank J. Metcalf's bookplate--front pastedown.
  • Nutter Metcalf copy: Inscriptions : "L.S. Jackson" pencilled on front flyleaf recto ; list of hymns and authors pencilled on back flyleaf recto and continued on verso ; hymn verse inscribed in iron gall ink (difficult to decipher) on back pastedown.
System control number
(OCoLC)11718216

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