Early New England psalmody an historical appreciation, 1620-1820 by H. C. Macdougall

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  • Church music -- New England,
  • Music -- New England,
  • Psalmody

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Statementby Hamilton C. Macdougall
The Physical Object
Pagination5 p. l., 179 p.
Number of Pages179
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Open LibraryOL17885330M
LC Control Number41000558

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The origin of the early psalm tunes used in New England may be traced to the music of the Protestant Reformation in Germany, France, Scotland, and England; their histories may be interestingly followed in the Genevan, Scottish, and English psalters of the sixteenth century, up to their inclusion in The Bay Psalm Book and the works of John Tufts.

Early New England Psalmody and American Folk Hymns in the Tune Books of Thomas Hastings - Volume 10 Issue 3 - DAVID W. MUSICAuthor: David W. Music. Watts eventually became a standard in New England, displacing the Bay Psalm Book, and his work served as the basis for a number of psalters by other editors.

But in many churches the distinction between psalms and hymns was retained in public worship, and congregations were sharply divided over the use of other than "close fitting" metrical psalms. Early New England Psalmody - An Historical Appreciation, [Macdougall, Hamilton Crawford] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Early New England Psalmody - An Historical Appreciation, Author: Hamilton Crawford Macdougall. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Macdougall, H.C. (Hamilton Crawford), Early New England psalmody. New York, Da Capo Press, Additional Physical Format: Online version: Macdougall, H.C.

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Reflected changes in New England culture that reached beyond music. Byalthough some Puritan influence persisted, the region's moral purpose had found a new focus: resistance to Britain's rule of her American colonies. Striking an aggressively American note, The New England Psalter bore the stamp of its time and place.

BSac (April ) p. Early New England Psalmody. Rev. Increase N. Tarbox. When the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth they brought with them, for the service of praise in their public worship, Mr. Henry Ainsworth’s version of the Psalms. The Pilgrims arrive in Plymouth, Massachusetts, who begin the well-documented sacred song tradition of New England.

The psalmody of the Pilgrims and other early New England Protestants was "spare and plain", reflecting their Calvinist theology.

John Utie, the first fiddler in the United States, lands in Virginia. Contents: Before circa - circa. A way of singing that only includes four solfeggio was invented in New England but was more popular in the South and the West. Little and Smith's "The Easy Instructor" taught people this.

It is also known as Fa So La Singing and also known as Sacred Harp Singing. North America—included in the ninth edition of the Bay (or New England) Psalm Book of The clear impression of more than a few historical accounts is that the only religious music heard in American colonies, before the early eighteenth century, was simple, call-and-response, lined-Cited by: 1.

This book examines the Indian contribution to Colonial America. Colin Calloway takes a balanced look at the relations between the colonists and the Native Americans through a series of essays.

The stories describe the symbiotic, complex, and often difficult relationships between the Europeans and the inhabitants of the new land they called home. There are several works by New England Puritans Early New England psalmody book the subject of psalmody which I have heard of but never seen reprinted.

I do have a copy of the Bay Psalm Book (still seeking Ainsworth's Psalter), but if possible, I would love to find the following works in some form. The history of psalmody in England and Scotland is outlined in HYMNOLOGY, IX., § 2.

In the English colonies of North America the first hymns sung were Psalms, by the Pilgrim fathers in the paraphrase of Henry Ainsworth and by the Indians in John Eliot's version, and the first book printed in British North America was the Bay Psalm Book (q.v.).

Description My dissertation explores the poetics of colonial New England psalmody from to This poetics, I argue, sought to consolidate textual, musical, spiritual, and social accord, blending the faithful translation of scripture, the agreement of voices, the mutual engagement of hearts, and the cohesion of churches.

Thus English colonialism and its distinctive New England psalmody is frequently the focus of attention. But Central and North America had other colonies, some of which had been settled in the century before the English colonists arrived, colonies in which sacred music was more diverse and more developed and associated with different European Cited by: 1.

Shape-note singing, a musical practice and tradition of social singing from music books printed in shape notes. Shape notes are a variant system of Western musical notation whereby the note heads are printed in distinct shapes to indicate their scale degree and solmization syllable (fa, sol, la, etc.).Since shape notes have been associated with American sacred music.

3 representing the finest English psalmody availa ble at the time. (The edition of the Bay Psalm Book was called The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testaments.)Musicologists, however, note a deterioration in the quality of psalmody from the days of the Genevan Psalter and Size: 36KB.

This book is the first to consider both English and Scottish metrical psalmody, comparing the two traditions in print and practice. It combines theological literary and musical analysis to reveal new and ground-breaking connections between the psalm texts and their tunes, which it traces in the English and Scottish psalters printed through Common Knowledge Book awards Essential New England Books.

Book awards: Essential New England Books. Book awards by cover. Death at an Early Age by Jonathan Kozol: Boston Globe, # Love Story by Erich Segal: The Boston Globe picked the top books about New England or written by local authors.

Book,' M.A. thesis, Kent State University,stresses that the revision, not the original, was the work that enjoyed such wide circulation in the years that followed. Irving Lowens's 'The Bay Psalm Book in 17th-Century New England,' chap.

2 of Lowens's Music and Musicians in Early America (New York: Norton, ), provides. The Bay Psalm Book in 17th-Century New England BY IRVING LOWENS T HE BAY PSALM BOOK, first book-length product of a printing press in British North America, is an im-print of prime importance to the stu-dent of early American music history.

This psalter was the axis about which New England's psalmody revolved for more than a century. If it is per. (shelved 1 time as new-england-history) avg rating — 2, ratings — published Want to Read saving. Yankee tunesmiths (also called the First New England School) were self-taught composers active in New England from until about Their music was largely forgotten when the Better Music Movement turned musical tastes towards Europe, as in Thomas Hastings's Dissertation on Musical Taste and other works.

The principal tunesmiths were William Billings. The Book of Psalms (/ s ɑː m z / or / s ɔː (l) m z / SAW(L)MZ; Hebrew: תְּהִלִּים, Tehillim, "praises"), commonly referred to simply as Psalms, the Psalter or "the Psalms", is the first book of the Ketuvim ("Writings"), the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and thus a book of the Christian Old Testament.

The title is derived from the Greek translation, ψαλμοί, psalmoi. The Bay Psalm Book () and The New England Primer (?) Contributing Editor: Jean Ferguson Carr Classroom Issues and Strategies.

Readers may assume that both of these texts are simply functional transmissions of doctrine and discipline, representing a narrow and dogmatic religious culture of merely antiquarian interest.

The idea of covenant was at the heart of early New England society. In this singular book David Weir explores the origins and development of covenant thought in America by analyzing the civil and church documents generated and signed by seventeenth-century New Englanders.

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writers on early American musical culture that the Yankee tune-smith's musical interests were restricted to psalmody, this little music book gives us reason to doubt that such was universally true.

Of the thirty-four items in the manuscript, only two turn out to be settings of sacred texts. The rest of the book is devoted to florid. The Bay Psalm Book was extensively revised, with an eye to improving the poetry, in The revised version became known as "The New England Psalm Book." The New England Psalm Book received wide acceptance in both the Colonies (at least 25 editions) and abroad in England (seventeen editions) and Scotland (nine editions).

During the Reformation, the Book of Psalms became one of the most well-known books of the Bible. This was particularly true in Britain, where people of all ages, social classes and educational abilities memorized and sang poetic versifications of the psalms. Those written by Thomas Sternhold and John Hopkins became the most popular, and the simple tunes.

In the New England colonies inno church organ had yet been installed. The first singing-instruction book would not be written for fourteen more years. And Hymns and Spiritual Songs would not be reprinted until about While the new hymns were being written and sung throughout England, many American churches and ministers opposed them.

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NISSENBAUM As I was completing my book manuscript, The Battle for Christmas, pub-lished in late hy Knopf, I was struck hy the number of ways that print c-ulture was enmeshed in an ongoing struggle over the significance. “The uniquely American language of early psalmody has never been so powerfully represented as in this splendid anthology.

Nym Cooke not only draws on his unrivalled knowledge of early New England music, but shows how its special character has survived until today through all the vicissitudes of Western musical culture.”—Nicholas Temperley Brand: David R.

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For the first two centuries in New-England psalmody was the only form in which music existed. Metrical psalmody originated with the Reformation. It was first used by Luther in the year American Harmony, his magnum opus, is the result: a selection of the cream of early American choral music, here published in two volumes, the first covering New England compositions from tothe second volume covering a wide range of locations from to the present.

"The Death and Transfiguration of New England Psalmody, ca. –" Samira Mehta Fairfield University "Slavery and the Making of the Early American Library: British Literature, Political Thought, and the Transatlantic Book Trade" Jacqueline Reynoso Cornell University "(Dis)Placing the American Revolution: The British Province of Quebec.

EP Books, start here The True Psalmody or The Bible Psalms the Church's Only Manual of Praise by Henry Cooke, John Edgar, and Thomas Houston, One of the best defenses of EP The Psalms in Worship by John McNaugher, Probably the best older work on EP Individual Chapters of thePsalms in Worship by John McNaugher."American Angels: Songs of Hope, Redemption, and Glory," This remarkable and unique recording issued in contains 20 tunes, 16 of which are either 18th century New England psalmody or early 19th century Southern shape-note tunes, and four of which are later 19th century gospel songs.

The page accompanying booklet contains excellent.Early Modern British Metrical Psalmody () East and West Africa Electronic and Computer Music Instruments Elgar, Edward Ellington, Edward Kennedy "Duke" England English Catholic Music after the Reformation to English-Speaking Caribbean E.

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