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COLLEGES, THEOLOGICAL SEMINARIES, AND THE SOCIAL CIRCLE.
PART I.-THE SINGING SCHOOL.
PART III.-CHOIR TUNES.
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York,
We are glad at last to present the long-promised Collection of Music for male voices. Certainly, no singingbook is more needed. The practice which, from a lack of properly arranged music, has been prevalent in our Colleges and Seminaries, and wherever there have been choirs of male voices exclusively, of singing music arranged for mixed voices, is offensive to good taste, and a hinderance to the advancement of music.
It is needless to speak of the classification, or parts, as presented in this book. It is believed that the ad. vantage of such an arrangement will be obvious to all. It is supposed that the congregational tunes will be used in audiences containing mixed voices; but whether so, or not, it is well for all to sing the melody,—and to facilitate this, the melody is printed in large notes, and the other parts in small notes. Should there be an instrument or instruments, the full harmony of course should be given. It will be perceived that the singing-school department is taken from Mr. Lowell Mason's excellent work “THE HALLELUJAH,” as also are many of the finest tunes and other pieces.
The CHANTS are mostly taken from “Mason's Book OF CHANTS,” and it is recommended that, to many of them, the GLORIA PATRI be chanted as a close instead of the Amen.
G. F. R. New YORK, April, 1855.