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The royal melody compleat: or the new harmony of Sion. In three books. Containing I. A New and Correct, Introduction to the Grounds of Musick, Rudimental, Practical, and Technical. II. A New, and Compleat 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 Services, Chants, Hymns, Anthems, and Canons, suited to several Occasions; and many of them never before printed; Set by the greatest Masters in the World. For Publick, and Private Use. The whole are Composed in Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, and Eight 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. With a Preface on Church-Musick, shewing the Beauty and Excellency thereof: and several useful Tables. By William Tans'ur, Senior; Musico Theorico. -

  • Tans'ur, William, 1699?-1783.
M.DCC.LXIV. [1764] [1766]
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Compleat melody


London : printed by R. Brown, for S. Crowder, T. Longman, and M. Richardson, in Paternoster-Row; also sold by the author, and by his son, late Chorister of Trinity College, Cambridge; who Teach the same, M.DCC.LXIV. [1764] [1766]

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254,[4]p.,plate : ill.,music,port. ; obl.40.


The third edition.

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ESTC T155268

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.


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