The American harmony: or, Royal melody complete. 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.
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[Newburyport, Mass.] : Printed and sold by Daniel Bayley, at his house next door to St. Paul's Church, Newbury-Port. 1771. Sold also by most booksellers in Boston, [1771]

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5,[1],10p., 96p. of plates, [4]p., 96p. of plates : music ; 13 x 21 cm.


The seventh edition, with additions.

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ESTC W11559
Evans, 12241

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