Item #18967 Chants, Occasional Pieces, and Plain Tunes, for the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Churches in the United States. Psalmody, Hymnal, Episcopal.
Chants, Occasional Pieces, and Plain Tunes, for the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Churches in the United States.

Chants, Occasional Pieces, and Plain Tunes, for the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Churches in the United States.

Salem: Printed by Joshua Cushing, 1814. First edition. Original plain green wrappers, 9.5 x 5.75 inches, [4], 63, [1] pages, untrimmed. Unopened. Small piece torn from the fore-edge of the front wrapper; somewhat soiled, some light soiling to the untrimmed edges; a very good copy. Item #18967

"The Reader is desired to observe, that the Italic character is used in the Chants to mark those words and syllables which require to be dwelt upon longer than others. This mark, however, is omitted in several of the last Chants, leaving it to the judicious Chorister to place the holds and pauses agreeably to the rules of good speaking, which ought principally to govern in performing this species of music." Printed music, for three or four voices. Early autograph ink annotation across the head of the title page and the front wrapper; small label evidently neatly removed from the front wrapper.

Price: $250.00