Music in America (Google eBook)

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C. Scribner's sons, 1883 - Music - 423 pages
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Page 34 - The Grounds and Rules of Musick explained : Or an Introduction to the Art of Singing by Note : Fitted to the meanest capacities. By Thomas Walter, AM Recommended by Several Ministers. ' Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.
Page 9 - ... the brethren that stayed having again solemnly sought the Lord with us and for us, and we further engaging ourselves mutually as before, they, I say, that stayed at Leyden feasted us that were to go, at our pastor's house, being large ; where we refreshed ourselves, after tears, with singing of psalms, making joyful melody in our hearts, as well as with the voice, there being many of the congregation very expert in music; and indeed it was the sweetest melody that ever mine ears heard.
Page 64 - It has more than twenty times the power of the old slow tunes. Each part straining for mastery and victory, the audience entertained and delighted, their minds surpassingly agitated and extremely fluctuated, sometimes declaring for one part and sometimes another.
Page 65 - Let tyrants shake their iron rod, And slavery clank her galling chains, We'll fear them not, we'll trust in God; New England's God forever reigns. The foe comes on with haughty stride, Our troops advance with martial noise; Their veterans flee before our arms. And generals yield to beardless boys.
Page 190 - THERE is nothing that has more startled our English audience, than the Italian recitativo at its first entrance upon the stage. People were wonderfully surprised to hear generals singing the word of command, and ladies delivering messages in music.
Page 49 - Let tHose refuse to sing Who never knew our God, But children of the heavenly King May speak their joys abroad.
Page 29 - First, observe how many notes compass the tune is. Next the place of your first note; and how many notes above and below that; so as you may begin the tune of your first note, as the rest may be sung in the compass of your and the people's voices, without Squeaking above, or Grumbling below.
Page 187 - We were last night surprised, delighted, enchanted ; and such were the feelings of all who witnessed the performance. The repeated plaudits with which the theatre rung were unequivocal, unaffected bursts of rapture.
Page 389 - Once hearing some of us laughing very freely, while, I suppose, he was better busied in his chamber above us, he came down and gravely said to us : " Cousins, I wonder you can be so merry, unless you are sure of your salvation...
Page 40 - URANIA : Or, A choice collection of psalm-tunes, anthems and hymns, from the most approved Authors : With some entirely new.

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