The Resource The chorister's companion : containing a concise introduction to the grounds of music ; a variety of plain psalm tunes and occasional pieces, original and selected : in two parts : I. An introduction to the grounds of music, and a variety of tunes suited to all the metres now used in the American churches : II. A variety of anthems, odes and occasional pieces, by Edward Hartwell

The chorister's companion : containing a concise introduction to the grounds of music ; a variety of plain psalm tunes and occasional pieces, original and selected : in two parts : I. An introduction to the grounds of music, and a variety of tunes suited to all the metres now used in the American churches : II. A variety of anthems, odes and occasional pieces, by Edward Hartwell

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The chorister's companion : containing a concise introduction to the grounds of music ; a variety of plain psalm tunes and occasional pieces, original and selected : in two parts : I. An introduction to the grounds of music, and a variety of tunes suited to all the metres now used in the American churches : II. A variety of anthems, odes and occasional pieces
Title
The chorister's companion
Title remainder
containing a concise introduction to the grounds of music ; a variety of plain psalm tunes and occasional pieces, original and selected : in two parts : I. An introduction to the grounds of music, and a variety of tunes suited to all the metres now used in the American churches : II. A variety of anthems, odes and occasional pieces
Statement of responsibility
by Edward Hartwell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
YUU
Citation location within source
34877
Citation source
Shaw & Shoemaker
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1747-1844
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hartwell, Edward
Form of composition
multiple forms
Format of music
full score
Literary text for sound recordings
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1674-1748
  • 1758-1822
  • 1765-1844
  • 1731-1776
  • 1746-1800
  • 1699?-1783
  • 1773-1829
  • approximately 1550-1633
  • 1746-1815
  • 1592?-1635?
  • 1758-1842
  • ca. 1720-1792
  • 1716-1796
  • 1696-1755
  • 1757-1836
  • 1762-1798
  • 1623-1686?
  • 1729-1796
  • approximately 1700-1763
  • 1749-1826
  • 1744-1825
  • 1570 (ca.)-1626
  • 1710-1778
  • 1865-1945
  • -approximately 1800
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Watts, Isaac
  • Reed, Cheney
  • Holden, Oliver
  • Williams, A.
  • Billings, William
  • Tans'ur, William
  • Maxim, Abraham
  • Blankes, Edward
  • Brownson, Oliver
  • Ravenscroft, Thomas
  • Swan, Timothy
  • Holdroyd, Israel
  • Arnold, John
  • Giardini, Felice
  • Greene, Maurice
  • Read, Daniel
  • Williams, T
  • Leach, J.
  • Milgrove, Benjamin
  • Playford, John
  • Addington, Stephen
  • Chetham, John
  • Gillet, Alexander
  • Bull, Amos
  • Coperario, John
  • Arne, Thomas Augustine
  • Lockhart, C.
  • Metcalf, Frank J.
  • Smith, Is.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hymns, English
  • Psalmody
  • Anthems
  • Solmization
  • Tune-books
  • Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices), Unaccompanied
  • Music
  • Music theory
Label
The chorister's companion : containing a concise introduction to the grounds of music ; a variety of plain psalm tunes and occasional pieces, original and selected : in two parts : I. An introduction to the grounds of music, and a variety of tunes suited to all the metres now used in the American churches : II. A variety of anthems, odes and occasional pieces, by Edward Hartwell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • ca. 103 hymn tunes, four odes, and 5 anthems, organized into sections by metre ; set for SATB, occasional STB, without accompaniment ; each tune headed by title, metrical indication, psalm number, author and/or composer ; with occasional instructions related to dynamics, tempo, and interpretation
  • Signatures : [A]4 B-W4 ; horizontal chain lines
  • "Advertisement" : "Solicitous to contribute something for the promotion of sacred music, the Author and compiler, now offers the public a valuable collection of tunes .... To accomodate individuals, schools and singing societieswith a greater variety of approved tunes, at a more moderate expnse ... and to add ... to the improvement of singing ... has been his first object .... He has selected from the best authors ... tunes ... anthems, and occasional pieces ... interspersed [with] a few origianl pieces ... placing those of the same metre and key together in their proper order ... the author has made choice of many ancient, European pieces ... this whole collection he flatters himself will ... promote such noble solemnity in feeling, as divine worship demands"--p. 3
  • "A concise introduction to the grounds of music" : 5 unnumbered lessons in music theory : "Of the general scale of music" ; "Musical characters explained" ; "Of the keys and transposition" ; "Of syncopation, or driving notes" ; "Of time"--p. 4-11
  • Introduction : "General directions : Care should be taken that every person should sing that part for which his voice is best adapted...everyone should endeavor to sing naturally easy...all parts [should] begin at the same time ... [and] cease at the same time. Strict attention should be paid to the pronunciation ... and ... to emphatical words ... Piano and Forte should also be strictly regarded .... Much depends on the manner of instruction ... every day while pupils arepracticing under the tuition of an inaccurate leader, they are rendering more distant the prospect of attaining to accuracy themselves" --p. 12
  • "Lessons for tuning the voice" : solfeggio exercises in treble and bass clefs, illustrating a number of intervals"--p. 13-15
  • "Instructions on particular metres" : refers to a number of Psalms and Hymn included in the collection--p. 16
  • Includes metrical index (p. [167])
  • Copyright statement : "Be it remembered that on the twenty-second dayof August, A.D. 1815, in the fortieth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Edward Hartwell, of Bloomfield in the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as Author ... Henry Sewall, Clerk of the District of Maine"--t.p. verso
  • T.p. quatrain : "Music, the cordial of a troubled breast, / The softest remedy that grief can find, / That gentle spell that calms our cares to rest, / And swell with heavenly hope the pensive mind. -- Harris"-- t.p
  • Boards of soft plywood ; covers of blue paper ; spine of soft, brown leather
Contents
An introduction to the grounds of music, and a variety of tunes suited to all the metres now used in American churches -- A variety of anthems, odes and occasional pieces
Dimensions
13 x 23 cm.
Extent
1 score (166 p.)
Note
Inscriptions : Pencilled drawings in child's hand : [?]dog on front cover, lion on front pastedown with printed heading, "lion" ; another pencilled lion as well as zebra on back endpapers ; a number of sums pencilled on back endpapers ; Frank Metcalf's plate on front pastedown.
System control number
(OCoLC)20913043
Label
The chorister's companion : containing a concise introduction to the grounds of music ; a variety of plain psalm tunes and occasional pieces, original and selected : in two parts : I. An introduction to the grounds of music, and a variety of tunes suited to all the metres now used in the American churches : II. A variety of anthems, odes and occasional pieces, by Edward Hartwell
Publication
Note
  • ca. 103 hymn tunes, four odes, and 5 anthems, organized into sections by metre ; set for SATB, occasional STB, without accompaniment ; each tune headed by title, metrical indication, psalm number, author and/or composer ; with occasional instructions related to dynamics, tempo, and interpretation
  • Signatures : [A]4 B-W4 ; horizontal chain lines
  • "Advertisement" : "Solicitous to contribute something for the promotion of sacred music, the Author and compiler, now offers the public a valuable collection of tunes .... To accomodate individuals, schools and singing societieswith a greater variety of approved tunes, at a more moderate expnse ... and to add ... to the improvement of singing ... has been his first object .... He has selected from the best authors ... tunes ... anthems, and occasional pieces ... interspersed [with] a few origianl pieces ... placing those of the same metre and key together in their proper order ... the author has made choice of many ancient, European pieces ... this whole collection he flatters himself will ... promote such noble solemnity in feeling, as divine worship demands"--p. 3
  • "A concise introduction to the grounds of music" : 5 unnumbered lessons in music theory : "Of the general scale of music" ; "Musical characters explained" ; "Of the keys and transposition" ; "Of syncopation, or driving notes" ; "Of time"--p. 4-11
  • Introduction : "General directions : Care should be taken that every person should sing that part for which his voice is best adapted...everyone should endeavor to sing naturally easy...all parts [should] begin at the same time ... [and] cease at the same time. Strict attention should be paid to the pronunciation ... and ... to emphatical words ... Piano and Forte should also be strictly regarded .... Much depends on the manner of instruction ... every day while pupils arepracticing under the tuition of an inaccurate leader, they are rendering more distant the prospect of attaining to accuracy themselves" --p. 12
  • "Lessons for tuning the voice" : solfeggio exercises in treble and bass clefs, illustrating a number of intervals"--p. 13-15
  • "Instructions on particular metres" : refers to a number of Psalms and Hymn included in the collection--p. 16
  • Includes metrical index (p. [167])
  • Copyright statement : "Be it remembered that on the twenty-second dayof August, A.D. 1815, in the fortieth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Edward Hartwell, of Bloomfield in the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as Author ... Henry Sewall, Clerk of the District of Maine"--t.p. verso
  • T.p. quatrain : "Music, the cordial of a troubled breast, / The softest remedy that grief can find, / That gentle spell that calms our cares to rest, / And swell with heavenly hope the pensive mind. -- Harris"-- t.p
  • Boards of soft plywood ; covers of blue paper ; spine of soft, brown leather
Contents
An introduction to the grounds of music, and a variety of tunes suited to all the metres now used in American churches -- A variety of anthems, odes and occasional pieces
Dimensions
13 x 23 cm.
Extent
1 score (166 p.)
Note
Inscriptions : Pencilled drawings in child's hand : [?]dog on front cover, lion on front pastedown with printed heading, "lion" ; another pencilled lion as well as zebra on back endpapers ; a number of sums pencilled on back endpapers ; Frank Metcalf's plate on front pastedown.
System control number
(OCoLC)20913043

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