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The Northampton Collection of Sacred Harmony. In Three Parts. Containing, I. A Plain and Concise Introduction to the Grounds of Music. II. A large Number of Psalm Tunes, selecterd from the most approved and eminent Authors. And adapted them to all the different Metres and Keys used in Churches. III. A Number of Pieces of several verses each, many of which are compositions never before published, and calculated for the use of Churches, sand extraordinary occaisons; - with a number of universally approved Anthems
Northampton:: Printed, Typographically... By Andrew Wright. - For Daniel Wright. 1802. Oblong octavo. Calf-backed paper-covered wooden boards. 1f. (recto title, verso preface), pp. & & [ii] (r. title, v. preface), 7-12 (Musical Notes with their Rests; Musical Characters; Of Time, and its various Marks or Modes; Of Beating; Of Syncopation; Of Accent; Of the Keys of Music; Scale of Semitones; Lessons for Tuning the Voice; An Explanation of Terms Used in Music), [13]-129 printed music, 130-[1]35 (blank printed staves),136 (index). & & With contemporary ownership signature and date to title: "Esther Long Dec... the 27 1803," etc. & & With contemporary manuscript to p. [1]35.& & Contains printed music and text to 70 American compositions, 17 non-American and 3 unidentified. Attributions include to Billings (9), Broderip, Brownson (2), Bull, Capin (2), Carpenter, Chandler, Coan, Deaolph, Edson, (2), Frary, Giardini, Handel, Har[monia] Sacra (4), Holden (8), Holyoke, Kimball, Knibb, L[ock] Hospital, J. Leach, M. Luther, Madan & Mann, Mann (23), Mitchell, Morgan, Parmeter, Read (5), Walden, [Benjamin] West, [Elisha] West (2), W[illiams] Coll[ection], and Wood (4). Binding quite worn, paper almost entirely lacking, upper chipped at outer edge, upper portion of lower board detached but present, free endpapers lacking. Title somewhat browned and soiled; uniformly browned throughout; occasional minor foxing; several small tears; some mispagination; pp. 65/66 torn at outer edge; pp. [8]9/90 lacking at outer edge slightly affecting text and notation; pp. 91/92 slightly lacking at outer edge not affecting text or notation. . Second Edition. ASMI 375. Metcalf: American Psalmody p. 38. & & Includes 4 first American printings (Durham, Peru, Psalm 47 and Reliance) and 3 possible first American printings (New 100, Nos. 32 and 35).
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