The American harmony: or, Royal melody complete. [electronic resource] : In two volumes. : Vol. I. Containing I. A new and correct introduction to the grounds of musick, rudemental practical and technical. II. A new and complete body of church-musick, adapted to the most select portions of the Book of Psalms, of either versions; with many fuging chorus's, and Gloria Patri's to the whole. III. A new and select number of hymns, anthems, and canons, suited to several occasions; and many of them never before printed; set by the greatest masters in the world. The whole are composed in two, three, four, and five musical parts, according to the nicest rules; consisting of solo's, fuges, and chorus's correctly set in score for voices or organ; and fitted for all teachers, learners, and musical societies, &c. / By William Tans'ur, Senior, musico theorico. ; [Two lines from Psalms]

Tans'ur, William, 1699?-1783., author
[Newburyport, Mass.] : Printed and sold by Daniel Bailey, at his house next door to St. Paul's Church, Newbury-Port. 1769. Sold also by most booksellers in Boston., [1769 or 1770]
1 online resource (5, [1], 6 pages, two leaves of plates numbered 7-8, 9-12 pages, 96 pages of plates; [4] pages, 96 pages of plates) : music
The fifth edition, with additions.
Early American imprints. First series ; no. 11489.

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Music -- Instruction and study.
Church music -- United States.
Place of Publication:
United States Massachusetts Newburyport.
United States Massachusetts Boston.
Edition statement transposed; precedes "By William Tans'ur ..." on title page.
"Despite the 1769 date on both title pages, [this edition] may not have appeared before 1770."--Irving Lowens and Allen P. Britton, "Bibliographical notes," in The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 49 (1955): 340-356.
Music engraved by John Ward Gilman.
"The American harmony, or Universal psalmodist. ... By A. Williams ..."--[4] pages, 96 pages of plates at end, with separate title page.
Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Incorporated, 2002-2004. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. First series ; numbers 11489).
Cited in:
Evans 11489
Bayley, Daniel, d. 1792, ed.
Gilman, John Ward, 1741-1823, engraver.
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