The Presbyterian Psalmodist (Hastings, Thomas)

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Editor Thomas Hastings
Publisher. Info. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1852.
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Work Title The Presbyterian Psalmodist
Alternative. Title The Presbyterian Psalmodist; a collection of tunes adapted to the psalms and hymns of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Approved by the General Assembly. Edited by Thomas Hastings.
Composer Hastings, Thomas
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
First Publication. 1852
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 4 voices / choir (SATB), organ/piano

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Includes an interesting appendix of "ungrammatical" tunes (i.e. primitive American compositions), with the note: A few tunes embraced in the Assembly's list were found so imperfect in their structure, that any effort towards appropriate correction would have destroyed their identity. These tunes the editor has thought fit to throw together at the close of the volume, without the slightest revision.