Select Harmony, 1812 (Law, Andrew)

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Publisher. Info. Philadelphia: Robert and William Carr, for the author, n.d. [1812]
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General Information

Work Title Select Harmony
Alternative. Title Select Harmony. Containing in a plain and concise manner, the rules of singing; and easy lessons for learners; together with a choice collection of psalm and hymn tunes. By Andrew Law.
Composer Law, Andrew
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
First Publication. 1812
Language English
Dedication The Ministers of the Gospel, and the Singing Masters, Clerks and Choristers throughout the United States
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 3-4 voices / choir

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This collection is entirely different to the earlier collections by Andrew Law under the same title published between 1778-1785.

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.