Divine Song on the Northeast Frontier: Maine's Sacred Tunebooks, 1800-1830
The first book on Maine psalmody, this volume provides a fascinating look at the compilers, context, and contents of eighteen hymn-tune collections or "tunebooks" compiled in Maine between 1800 and 1830. The first part utilizes diaries, church records, town histories, newspapers, and other sources to provide the historical context in which the tunebooks were compiled and the social contexts in which they were used. In the second part, the extant editions of tunebooks are compared and contrasted in terms of their prefaces, theoretical introductions, and overall repertory. Representative tunes by the Maine composers are discussed. Part III (Catalog of Music) provides an annotated index to the Belcher, Hartwell, Maxim, Robbins, and Washburn tunes printed in Maine collections from 1794 to 1830 and lists locations for the extant Maine tunebooks.
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Abraham Maxim American tunes anthems appear Augusta Baptist Boston Bridgewater Collection Bucksport Calais central Maine Chapter Charles Robbins China choir Chorister's Companion Church Music Collection of Sacred Columbian Harmony composers Congregational Core Repertory Crawford edition of Northern Edward Hartwell England European tunes example Ezekiel Goodale fuging fuging-tunes Group Hallowell Collection Hallowell Gazette Handel and Haydn Harmony of Maine Hartwell's Henry Little hymn Ibid included J. C. Washburn Japheth Coombs Washburn Kennebec County large number Lowell Mason Maine collections Maine compilers Maine psalmodists Maine tunebooks Maine tunes Maine's Massachusetts Methodist Musical Society nineteenth century Northern Harmony notes Palmyra Parish Harmony phrases plain tunes Portland printed probably psalm psalmody published residents Robbins's sacred music Samuel Tenney second edition set-pieces singers singing school suggests sung Supply Belcher Temple Harmony theoretical introductions tion town tunebooks compiled tunes with extension Turner Union Harmony Village Harmony Vital Records voice Wesleyan Harmony worship