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The national psalmist : a collection of the most popular and useful psalm and hymn tunes ; together with a great variety of new tunes, anthems, sentences, and chants ; the whole forming a most complete manual of church music for choirs, congregations, singing-schools, and musical associations Preview this item
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The national psalmist : a collection of the most popular and useful psalm and hymn tunes ; together with a great variety of new tunes, anthems, sentences, and chants ; the whole forming a most complete manual of church music for choirs, congregations, singing-schools, and musical associations

Author: Lowell MasonChristian H RinckHarrison, Mr.John ColeW H HavergalAll authors
Publisher: Boston : Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason, 1848.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : Anthems : Chants, Christian : Hymns : Multiple forms : Studies & exercises, etudes : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Hymnals
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Mason, Lowell, 1792-1872.
National psalmist.
Boston : Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason, 1848
(OCoLC)794350788
Document Type: Musical Score
Music Type: Hymns; Anthems; Chants, Christian; Studies & exercises, etudes
All Authors / Contributors: Lowell Mason; Christian H Rinck; Harrison, Mr.; John Cole; W H Havergal; Samuel Webbe; Orlando Gibbons; Ferdinand Seidel; Thomas Ravenscroft; William Mason; Israel Holdroyd; Giovanni Battista Viotti; F Venua; Giovanni Maria Nanino; George F Root; John Huss; Henry K Oliver; Daniel Read; Etienne Nicolas Méhul; William Knapp; Thomas Hastings; W H W Darley; Benjamin Milgrove; Hudson, Mr.; Thomas Shoel; Charles Zeuner; Johann Hermann Schein; J M Coombs; Cuthbert, Mrs.; William Tans'ur; William Mather; Tucker.; William Gardiner; Jeremiah Clarke; William Boyce; Reginald Spofforth; Giovanni Mane Giornovichi; William Jones; Thomas Tallis; Jonathan Battishill; Oliver Holden; Maurice Greene; Vincent Novello; John Randall; Is Smith; Timothy Swan; George Smart; Robert Creighton; Thomas Augustine Arne; Hans Georg Nägeli; Samuel Howard; A Williams; J Leach; César Malan; Garrett Colley Wellesley Mornington, Earl of; Benedetto Marcello; Henry J Gauntlett; Pasquale Anfossi; Heinrich Carl Breidenstein; Radiger.; A N Johnson; Lewis Edson; Christian Ignatius Latrobe; Ferdinand Hérold; Paul Wranitzky; Georg Joseph Vogler; J A P Schulz; Matthew Camidge; C Lockhart; Felice Giardini; James Nares; Richard Farrant; William Billings; William Croft; Martin Madan; Charles Lucas; B Franklin Edmands; Hemans, Mrs.; Browne, Miss.; Giovanni Croce; Pelham Humphries; William Turner; William Dyce; Thomas Sanders Dupuis; Henry Aldrich; Thomas Attwood; J H D Lohmann; J Stevens; John Straws; Vaclav Jindrich Veit; J Churchill; P H Shultz; John Warrington Hatton; J Twining; Walker.; Thomas Jarman; Charles King; D G Mason; August Bluher; J West; Karl Friedrich Schulz; Eisenhofer.; S Chapple; W Darwell; Georg Joseph; John Jacob Schoch; Pring.; George James Webb; Frank J Metcalf; Jeremiah Ingalls; Stanley; Tappan, Whittmore and Mason.
OCLC Number: 65223602
Notes: Signatures: [1]⁴ 2-44⁴ [1]⁴ 2⁴ ; wove paper.
Ca. 438 hymn tunes ; for SATB ; with figured bass ; each headed by tune title, meter, and composer ; ca. 37 anthems, occasional pieces and set pieces ; for SATB ; with figured bass ; each headed by title and composer ; 107 numbered chants ; for SATB ; in close score ; without additional accompaniment.
"Elements of vocal music" : 36 chapters further divided into 184 lessons on rudiments of music and singing ; with musical illustrations and exercises throughout ; test questions and notes at close of chapters -- p. [6]-30.
"Descriptive tables" : tunes divided into congregational vs. choral, different meters, degree of difficulty -- p. 31-32.
"Historical, critical, explanatory, and descriptive remarks"--Page 33-34.
Copyright statement : dated 1848 -- title page verso.
Includes indexes : "Alphabetical index of tunes"--Page 345-346 ; "Metrical index"--Page 347-348 ; "Index to the anthems, occasionals and set pieces" -- p. 349 ; "Index to the canticles and scriptural selections and chants" -- p. 349 ; "Index to hymns of particular meter" -- p. 349-350 ; "Index to hymns of long, common, and short metre" -- p. 350-352.
"Vocal exercises for school"--Page [1]-16 at back of book.
Preface : includes a critical history of psalmody and hymnody and prescriptive section on congregational versus choral singing ; also includes guide to use of book -- p. 2-5.
Includes compositions by Luther, Pleyel, Haydn, Cherubini, Beethoven, Mozart, Palestrina, Salieri, Purcell, Mendelssohn, von Weber, and Corelli and selections from Playford's collection, the Wittenberg collection, the Ainsworth psalter, and the Scotch psalter.
Quarter-calf binding with oblong boards and brown paper covers ; front cover bears t.p. information ; back cover bears advertisment for other musical publications.
Description: 1 score (352 pages [16]) ; 16 x 25 cm
Responsibility: by Lowell Mason and George James Webb.

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