The Art of Singing (Law, Andrew)

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Editor 2nd edition
Publisher. Info. Cheshire, CT: William Law, 1792-1794.
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Publisher. Info. Cheshire, CT: William Law, 1792.
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Editor 3rd edition
Publisher. Info. Cheshire, CT: [Andrew Law], 1800
Number 6th of Musical Magazine dated November 1801.
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Misc. Notes In the 3rd standard notation edition, Law got rid of the different titles dividing this work. The Advertisement states: The divisions of the following work were firstly published in detached parts. They have since been collected ... to form a consistent whole. The second part, or the Christian Harmony, has been heretofore subdivided into two Volumes; but that division, ceasing to be necessary, is discontinued. Additional numbers of the Magazine may be hereafter be published as occasion may require.
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Editor 3rd edition of Musical Primer
5th edition of Musical Magazine
Publisher. Info. Philadelphia: Anderson & Meehan, for the author, n.d.
Philadelphia: Robert & William Carr, for the author, n.d. (ca.1811)
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Publisher. Info. Philadelphia: Anderson & Meehan, for the author, n.d.
Philadelphia: Robert & William Carr, for the author, n.d. (ca.1811)
Philadelphia: Jane Aitken, n.d. (ca.1810)
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Misc. Notes Originally bound with a copy of Law's Harmonic Companion, split from files here.
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Editor 4th edition
Publisher. Info. Cambridge, MA?: W. Hilliard, 1803.
Boston: E. Lincoln, for the author, 1805.
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Misc. Notes #265032 - the additional stanzas have been cut out of the corner of p.129, removing some music from p.130.
#265033 - different contents to the standard notation 2nd edtion (#262793).
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Editor 4th edition
Publisher. Info. Cambridge, MA?: W. Hilliard, 1803.
Windsor, VT: Nahum Mower, 1805.
Boston: E. Lincoln, for the author, 1805.
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Editor 4th edition
Publisher. Info. Windsor, VT: Nahum Mower, 1805.
Boston: E. Lincoln, for the author, 1805.
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Misc. Notes #265039 - missing pp.27-30 from the Rudiments; music is otherwise complete.
#265040 - same contents as #265032.
#265041 - missing pp.81-88.
#265042 - Title-page missing, first piece incomplete. The final piece is also incomplete, 2 pages are missing. Pages numbered 103-126.
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Editor 5th edition
Publisher. Info. Philadelphia: Robert & William Carr, for the author, n.d.
Philadelphia: Jane Aitken, 1810.
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Misc. Notes #265726 - Pages numbered from 101-128.
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General Information

Work Title The Art of Singing
Alternative. Title The Art of Singing; In three Parts: viz. I. The Musical Primer, II. The Christian Harmony, III. The Musical Magazine. By Andrew Law, A. M. Author of the Select Harmony, Rudiments of Music, &c.
Composer Law, Andrew
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 sections
I. The Musical Primer
II. The Christian Harmony
III. The Musical Magazine
First Publication. 1792-94
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 3-4 voices / choir
Related Works Harmonic Companion - in later editions, the Harmonic Companion was appended to The Art of Singing.


Misc. Comments

N.B. The 4-shape notation here is Law's own invention - in addition to being printed without staff lines, it differs from the more common 4-shape system that is still in use today (first used in The Easy Instructor) in that the rectangle notehead denotes faw, and the triangle law. He later revised this so that 7 syllables could be used, by distinguishing three shapes with a dot (looking like a staccato dot), in effect a sort of 7-shape notation.

  • Full titles (2nd edition):
  1. The Musical Primer; or the First Part of the Art of Singing: Containing the Rules of Psalmody, Newly Revised and Improved; Together with a number of Practical Lessons and Plain Tunes: Designed expressly for the use of Learners.
  2. The Christian Harmony; or the Second Part of the Art of Singing: Comprising a Select Variety of Psalm and Hymn Tunes; together with a number of Airs and Anthems: Calculated for Schools and Churches. In Two Volumes.
  3. The Musical Magazine; containing a variety of favorite pieces. A Periodical Publication.