The New Village Harmony; A Musical Manual For Sabbath Schools: Containing Old and New Sacred Tunes Harmonized in an Easy Style, in Two and Three Parts; and Adapted also for the Use of Small Choirs and Conference Meetings. Arranged and Composed by Ch: Zeuner, Organist at Park-street Church, and to the Handel and Haydn Society.

By: ZEUNER, CHARLES.

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"Charles Zeuner (1795-1857) composer and organist, properly Heinrich Christoph Zeuner. Born in Saxony, he came the U.S. around 1830, settled in Boston, where he was elected organist to the Handel and Haydn Society. ""He published many popular songs and piano pieces, and contributed to Lowell Mason's Lyra Sacra (1832).... His most ambitious composition, The Feast of Tabernacles, and oratorio in two parts, the words by the Rev. Henry Ware, Jr., of Cambridge, was the first American work of its kind..... Twenty years ahead of the 'foreign invasion,' 1848, Zeuner was one of the first thoroughly grounded musicians to settle in the United States....""--Dictionary of American Biography, 20:652. We offer his somewhat scarce New Village Harmony printed in a smaller format that the typical tune book of the time. ""The Author of the collection of Sacred Music....recommend[s] it as well adapted to the wants and capacities of Sabbath School Pupils;--as well as fro the use of choirs, which, from a deficiency in numbers, find it inconvenient to perform pieces so harmonized as to require a greater number of parts to be sustained;--and on the same account, for use in the conference room and family circle.... The greater number of the tunes are original.... The whole are harmonized either for two Trebles, for two Trebles and Base, or for three Trebles. The book, besides being entirely free of selections from Operas, Songs, Glees, &c., is in the true style of Church Music....""--Author's Advertisement. Bound reddish brown leather spine & corners with marbled paper over boards, nice engraved paper title label on front cover, rubbed at extremities, worn through leather at corners, scattered light foxing--a bit more on first & last few pages, clean, good condition. Pagination: (1) title, (1) Author's Advertisement, (1) Publisher's Preface, [iv]-xi Introduction to the Art of Singing, xii-xiii Practical Lessons, xiv-xvi Terms used in Sacred Music, [5]-201pp, (3)pp indexes including and index of tunes and a Metrical Index. Collation: 4 unsigned leaves, B-Z4, Aa4, Bb4. "

Title: The New Village Harmony; A Musical Manual For Sabbath Schools: Containing Old and New Sacred Tunes Harmonized in an Easy Style, in Two and Three Parts; and Adapted also for the Use of Small Choirs and Conference Meetings. Arranged and Composed by Ch: Zeuner, Organist at Park-street Church, and to the Handel and Haydn Society.

Author: ZEUNER, CHARLES.

Categories: 19th Century Book, Hymnals with Music, Bindings-Leather,,

Publisher: Boston:, Published by Lincoln, Edmands and Co. Sold by Glazier & Co., Hollowell--Colman, Holden & Co. Portland--Horatio Hill & Co. Concord--Ide & Goddard, Windsor--Dorr & Howland, Worcester--A.S. Beckwith, and I. Wilcox, Providence00D.F. Robinson, Hartford--Oli: 1833 1833

Type: Book

Provenance: Signed

Size: 19th Century Book,|Hymnals with Music,|Bindings-L

Item Number: 17981

Keywords: 19th Century Book, Hymnals with Music, Bindings-Leather,