The Art of Singing (Law, Andrew)

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Standard notation edition

 The Musical Primer
#262790 - 2.32MB, 40 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 7423x

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 The Christian Harmony, Vol.1
#262791 - 4.08MB, 64 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 316x

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 The Christian Harmony, Vol.2
#262792 - 3.25MB, 56 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 211x

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Fynnjamin (2012/12/22)

 The Musical Magazine, No.1
#262793 - 3.00MB, 54 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 252x

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Fynnjamin (2012/12/22)

PMLP426158-artofsing00lawa 1 musical primer.pdf
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2nd edition

Publisher Info.:

Cheshire, CT: William Law, 1792-1794.

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 Musical Primer
#317704 - 1.89MB, 32 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 26x

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Fynnjamin (2014/3/4)

 Christian Harmony, Vol.1
#317705 - 4.11MB, 64 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 23x

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Fynnjamin (2014/3/4)

 Musical Magazine, No.1
#317706 - 1.34MB, 26 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 11x

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 Musical Magazine, No.2
#317707 - 2.98MB, 53 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 14x

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Cheshire, CT: William Law, 1792-94.

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 The Christian Harmony, Vol.1
#317562 - 4.00MB, 66 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 13x

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Fynnjamin (2014/3/3)

PMLP426158-christianharmony00lawa.pdf
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Cheshire, CT: William Law, 1794.

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 Musical Magazine, No.1
#325276 - 1.23MB, 32 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 9x

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Fynnjamin (2014/5/16)

PMLP426158-musicalmagazinec00lawa 1792 no1.pdf
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Cheshire, CT: William Law, 1792.

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 Part I (The Musical Primer)
#299646 - 19.33MB, 48 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 55x

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 Part II (The Christian Harmony)
#299647 - 55.70MB, 120 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 41x

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 Part III (The Musical Magazine)
#299648 - 17.10MB, 40 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 42x

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 The Musical Magazine, No.6 (1801)
#299649 - 8.73MB, 16 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 53x

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Fynnjamin (2013/10/17)

PMLP426158-Law Art of Singing 1800 1 Musical Primer.pdf
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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.
This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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Law's 4-shape notation edition

 Musical Primer (+ Supplement)
#313932 - 3.43MB, 64 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 16x

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Fynnjamin (2014/2/1)

 Musical Magazine No.1
#313933 - 4.92MB, 96 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 13x

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 Musical Magazine No.2
#313934 - 1.66MB, 33 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 18x

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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)
Philadelphia: Jane Aitken, n.d. (ca.1810)

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 Musical Primer
#325656 - 0.73MB, 16 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 6x

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 Supplement to Musical Primer
#325657 - 2.38MB, 48 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 6x

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 Musical Magazine No.1
#325658 - 4.50MB, 96 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 5x

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 Musical Magazine, No.2
#325659 - 1.50MB, 33 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 5x

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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)
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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 The Musical Primer
#265031 - 4.99MB, 94 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 122x

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Fynnjamin (2013/1/6)

 The Christian Harmony, Vol.1
#265032 - 3.77MB, 62 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 94x

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 The Musical Magazine, No.1
#265033 - 4.88MB, 96 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 98x

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Fynnjamin (2013/1/6)

PMLP426158-artofsinth00lawa 1 musical primer.pdf
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).
Originally 25 pages from Law's Harmonic Companion were bound in with this - file has been split and moved to that page.

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 Musical Primer
#313935 - 5.41MB, 107 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 17x

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 Christian Harmony Vol.1
#313936 - 3.81MB, 64 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 13x

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 Musical Magazine No.1
#313937 - 4.89MB, 96 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 19x

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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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 The Musical Primer [incomplete]
#265039 - 5.12MB, 90 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 75x

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 The Christian Harmony, Vol.1
#265040 - 4.02MB, 62 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 88x

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 The Musical Magazine, No.1 [incomplete]
#265041 - 4.70MB, 88 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 67x

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 The Musical Magazine, No.2 [incomplete]
#265042 - 1.04MB, 20 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 77x

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4th edition

Publisher Info.:

Windsor, VT: Nahum Mower, 1805.
Boston: E. Lincoln, for the author, 1805.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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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 The Musical Magazine, No.1
#265725 - 4.72MB, 94 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 90x

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Fynnjamin (2013/1/11)

 The Musical Magazine, No.2
#265726 - 1.61MB, 33 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 79x

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Fynnjamin (2013/1/11)

PMLP426158-artprimth00lawa 3 musmag1.pdf
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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/Sections 3 sections
I. The Musical Primer
II. The Christian Harmony
III. The Musical Magazine
First Publication 1792-94
Language English
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.
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