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EMBRACING ABOUT ONE TOUSAND PIECES, CONSISTING OF PSALM AND HYMN TUNES
TO WHICH IS ADDED AN ORIGINAL CANTATA, ENTITLED
DANIEL ON, THE CAPTIVITY AND RESTORATION.
THE SINGING CLASS;
AN ENTIRELY NEW AND PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENT OF THE ELEMENTS OF MUSIC,
INTERSPERSED WITH SOCIAL PART-SONGS FOR PRACTICE.
BY WILLIAM B. BRADBURY AND GEORGE F. ROOT,
THOMAS HASTINGS AND T. B. MASON.
BY M A S O N BROTHER 92
Erjon og he rei und The following is an adaptation of all the Peculiar Metres of the Methodist Hymn Books, as used at the North, these Hymns being
differently marked from those of other religious denominations. Ist P. M. is L. M.; six lines, see Anvern, 77; Shelter, 76.
18th P. M. is 10's, 5's, and il's; see “Come let us anew," 16; “All Praise," 238. 2d P. M. iš L. P. M.; see Nashville, Newcourt, 192.
19th P. M. is 6's and 4's, regular; see Italian Hymn, 228; New Haven, 230, &c. 3d P. M. is H. M.; seo Harwich, 187; Stow, 188, &c.
20th P. M. is 6's and 7's; see Dodd, 238. 4th P. M. is C. P. M. ; see Meribah, Ariel, 193, &c.
21st P. M. is 6's and 4's, peculiar: see “My Shepherd," 16. 5th P. M. is 7's single; see Nuremberg, 244; Pleyel's Hyma 312.
22d P. M. is 8's and 4's; see Berne, 281. 6th P. M. is 7's six lines; see Hackney, 215; Oder, 218.
23d P. M. is L. M. with two lines 7's, see Shelter, 76; or any L. M. 6 lines, 7th P. M. is 7's double; see Martyn, 219; Wesley, 215; Merrill, 218.
by omitting the first note in fifth and sixth lines. 8th P. M. is 8's, 7's, and 4's; see Oliphant, 206; Zion, 203.
24th P. M. is H. M. by repeating the last two lines of the tune; sco 9th P. M. is 8's and 7's, double or single; see Greenville, 201; Park, 206; Bethesda, &c. Wilmot, 200; Cass, 203; &c.
25th P. M. is 7's and 8's, Peculiar; see “ Head of the Church.” 10th P. M. is 8's, double or single; sce Foster, 232; Jora, 225; Gregory, 26th P. M. 7's and 6's; see Missionary Hymn, Passaic, &c. Madison, 231.
27th P. M. is 11's; see Goshen, Frederick, Captivity. 11th P. M. is 7's and 6's, Peculiar; see Amsterdam, 222; Endor, 221; &c. 28th P. M. is 1l's, Peculiar; Razon, 285; or Captivity, 292, by omitting the 12th P. M. is 7's, 6's, and 8's; see Kison, 223; or Amsterdam, 222, by adding
first note. an eighth note.
29th P. M. is 12's; see Etna, 235. 13th P. M. is 10's and 1l's; see Lyons, 264; Portuguese Hymn or Captivity, 30th P. M. is ll’s and 8's; see Retin, 233; “ They have Gone" 292, by occasional ties.
31st P. M. is 9's and 6's, can be sung to 7's and 6's (see Missionary Hymn, 14th P. M. is 10's and 1l's; or 5's, 6's, and 12's; Doro, 266, by singing 224) by dividing two quarter nutes for the two extra syllables in the through twice; or Captivity, 292, by joining two notes.
first and every alternate line. 16th P. M. is il's and 9 (or 6 6 9); see Joy, 246; Rowley, 278.
32d P. M. is 9's and 8's; see Felton, 290. 16th P. M. is 1l's, or 1l's and 12's; Voice of Free Grace, Richford, page 265. 33d P. M. is 6's single and double; see “Sing Praise," or "Flung to the 17th P. M. is 10's; sve Savannah, 256; Herb, 238.
ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853, by
WM. B. BRADBURY,
P R E FACE. B25 To Teachers of Music, Choristers, Singers, and all interested in American Concert purposes. Many of the choruses are also ewtable for occasions of worship Church Music.
(See Index to Anthems.)
THE SINGING Class, as our elementary department is called, has engaged our special We respectfully solicit for “The Shawm” a careful examination, with reference par attention, while we have had in view continually the brief space of time usually allotted ticularly to the following features, viz.:
to the study of the Elementary in Adult Singing Schools. We confidently believe, that COMPLETENESS OF THE WORK. It comprises the greatest variety of regular Metrical the novel method of so arranging the elementary studies, as to intertwine the practical tunes--Long, Common, and Short, 7s, and 88 & 75-of any similar work within our with the theoretical from the very first lesson, combining simplicity and progressiveness knowledge." It contains also, tunes adapted to more than ONE HUNDRED DIFFERENT PECU- with pleasure in study, will meet the approbation of all. The introduction of easy Glees LIAR METERS. We believe there is no hymn in use in any religious denomination, but and Part-Songs in the different keys, is a feature which will help to keep in active exermay be here adapted to an appropriate tune. In this undertaking, we think we have cise the interest of a class. performed an acceptable service to the chorister.
ASSISTANCE FROM ABROAD we have enjoyed by foreign correspondence, and by our acCHORISTER'S INDEX. To make this part of our work still more complete, we have ar- cess to the best German and English composers. But we value none the less our ranged a comprehensive and very copious Chorister's Index, in which reference is made HOME DEPARTMENT. In this we have had the valuable aid of many of our best Amerito tunes adapted to the peculiar hymns above alluded to.
can writers and teachers. We believe, that a book of Church Music to be extensively Hymn BOOKS USED BY DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS. In this adaptation of hymns to useful in this country, should be mainly AMERICAN in its leading characteristics, though tunes, we bave carefully examined all the hymn books used by the various religious de- it may and should contain much that is foreign. By a special arrangement with nominations of our country.
Mr. LOWELL Mason, we are enabled to present a large number of his most popular and PECULIAR METERS OF THE METHODIST HYMNS. As the collection of hymns used by choice tunes. This, we believe, will very greatly enhance the usefulness of Tue ŜUAWM, as the Methodist churches North, are differently marked from those of other denominations, a standard collection for Choirs. Mr. M. has also kindly sent us many valuable new tunes. we have made a special Index, (see page 2,) for that work, in wbich all the meters, from Our esteemed friend and assistant, Mr. THOMAS HASTINGS, has, as will be seen by his the first to the THIRTY-THIBD, are adapted, and one or two tunes for each suggested. many and beautiful compositions, rendered us valuable aid in our editorial labor. To
OLD Tunes. These have been selected with reference to their known popularity and Mr. TIMOTHY B. Mason, the Western pioneer in Church Music, we are indebted for usefuloess, whether in the lecture room or the social prayer meeting, revival occasions, many beautiful WESTERN TUNES, bearing his name as author or arranger. the family circle, or the great congregation.
We are indebted also to many other American and to several German composers for The New Tunes have been composed, compiled, selected, or arranged with particular valuable contributions, some of which appear, while others were received too late for reference to their availability and adaptedness to the wants of the Cuore and the SINGING insertion in this work. The new tunes with no author's name attached, may be ascribed SCHOOL.
to one of the editors. GREAT VARIETY OF BOTH OLD AND New. By our new and beautiful music type, and Division OF LABOR. In the division of our editorial labor, it has fallen to the lot of by slightly enlarging the size of the page, we have been able to insert two new tunes, MR. BRADBURY to take the principal charge of the Tunes, and the arrangement of the and one old tune, upon almost every page of the Metrical tunes, preserving, at the same Elements, while Mr. Root has devoted himself more particularly to the preparation of the time, clearness and distinctness in the music.
Cantata. By endeavoring to keep continually in mind the wants of our Choirs, Singing ANTHEMS AND CHANTS, AND SHORT SET PIECES FOR ALL OCCASIONS, such as the open- Schools, and Churches, throughout the land, we think we have now furnished what our ing and closing of Public Worship, Missionary Meetings, Installation, Thanksgiving, Na- title page boldly sets forth, a “ LIBRARY OF CHURCH Music,” accessible and available to tional Festivals, Dedication, Temperance Meetings, Sabbath-School Anniversaries, dr., &c, all who sing the songs of Zion. will be found.
WILLIAM B. BRADBURY, THE NEW CANTATA of " Daniel,” we believe will prove acceptable and popular for New York, July 6th, 1853.
Geo. F. Root.
Key of C.
THE FOLLOWING ARE EASY TUNES FOR INTRODUCTION INTO SINGING CLASSES.
Key of A.
133) Olive's Brow..... 36 Abiding Rest..... 204 Masardis
Harvey's Chant... 108 Ambrose
Key of Ab.
Key of Bb,
89 Bloomfeld Chapt. 95 105 Doyle..