MANSFIELD, D.H., Rev.
Title: American Vocalist. A Selection of Tunes, Anthems, Sentences, and Hymns, Oldand New : designed for the Church, the Vestry, or the Parlor. Adapted to E very Variety of Metre in Common Use,
Publisher:  Brown, Taggard, and Chase, Boston , 1849,
Seller ID: 82153
MANSFIELD, D.H., Rev. The American Vocalist. A Selection of Tunes, Anthems,Sentences, and Hymns, Old and New : designed for the Church, the Vestry, o r the Parlor. Adapted to Every Variety of Metre in Common Use, and Appropriate to Every Occasion where God is Worshipped and Men are Blessed. From thecompositions of Billings, Holden, Maxim, Edson, Holyoke, Read, Kimball, Mo rgan, Wood, Swan, &c., &c., and Eminent American Authors Now Living, as well as from Distinguished European Composers. Embracing a Greater Variety of Music for Congregations, Societies, Singing Schools, and Choirs, than Any Other Collection Extant. In Three Parts. Revised Edition. Boston : Brown, Taggard, and Chase, (1849). Pp [i]-xvi,-360. Index. Oblong 8vo, printed blue paper covered boards, leather spine. "The design of the compiler in adding another to the numerous musical publications now in use, is, to preservein a single volume, the most valuable music now in existence, much of whic h had been crowded from our churches, by the soulless and unmeaning harmonyof the present day. It is divided into three parts. The First, contains Ch urch Music; the Second, the more important Vestry Music; and the Third, thelighter kind of Vestry music, or that which is more appropriate to particu lar occasions. A great portion of the church music, is old. But that it is more generally admired, is evident from the fact, that no publisher dares to issue a collection of sacred music without inserting enough of it, say, just to preserve his book. And certainly, of many singing books published within a few years, it may well be said, the less "original" music they contain, the better the collection." - from the Preface. Lacking most of spine, boards heavily worn and rubbed, hinges nearly detaching, lacking ffep, smudges to a few leaves, internally very good. As is. 500.00