The Southern Harmony (Walker, William)

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Publisher. Info. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1845.
Spartanburg, SC: William Walker, 1845.
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Publisher. Info. Philadelphia: E. W. Miller, 1847.
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Publisher. Info. Philadelphia: E. W. Miller, 1854.
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Work Title The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion
Alternative. Title The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion; containing a choice collection of Tunes, Hymns, Psalms, Odes, and Anthems: selected from the most eminent authors in the United States: together with nearly 100 new tunes, which have never before been published; suited to most of the metres contained in Watts's Hymns and Psalms, Mercer's Cluster, Dossey & Choice, Dover Selection, Methodist Hymn Book, and Baptist Harmony; and well adapted to Christian Churches of every Denomination, Singing Schools, and Private Societies: also, an easy introduction to the Grounds of Music, the Rudiments of Music, and Plain Rules for Beginners by William Walker.
Composer Walker, William
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 major sections, with an added appendix
  • The Gamut, or Rudiments of Music
  • Part I. Containing most of the plain and easy tunes commonly used in time of divine worship.
  • Part II. Containing some of the more lengthy and elegant pieces, commonly used at concerts, or singing societies.
  • Part III. Containing several anthems and odes, of the first eminence.
  • Appendix [added 1847]: Containing several tunes entirely new.
First Publication. 1835
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voices
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